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Debates #248101

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 23, 1976
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(Studio) John F. Kennedy-Richard Nixon 1960 debates recalled as Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter prepare to debate tonight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gallup Poll with regard to uncertain voters cited. Wide television audience noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Film of President arriving in Philadelphia's Society Hill section filmed. Film at White House shown. Departure from White House lawn shown. Mrs. Ford stayed in DC. Ford checked out Walnut Street Theater. [ON-LOOKER - shouts question with regard to debate.] Ford smiles, waves. Importance of debate considered. Carter's comments on sex and taxes thought to have shifted pressure away from Ford.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Carter thinks debate important.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Plains, Georgia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Carter leaves Plains for Philadelphia. Aide says knowledgeability more important than issues. Activities of Carter aides noted [Press Secretary Jody POWELL - expects the unexpected from Ford.] Carter checked theater; arrangements agreeable.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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