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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Defense Bill / Carter Interview Debate Preparations #248081

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 22, 1976
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(Studio) Both President Ford and Jimmy Carter prepare for 1st debate. Ford's campaign from White House strategy conts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Ford signs defense bill; comments on Carter's plans to cut defense spending without mentioning Carter by name. [FORD - says bill shows new awareness that United States can't short change defense budget anymore; is convinced new pattern must and will be continued in future years] White House has had no comments on Carter's "Playboy" interview, but John Connally talks about it as he visits White House today. [CONNALLY - says Carter made serious mistake in content and judgement.] President invites Reverend Billy Graham in for visit. Ford's preparations for debate noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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