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Inauguration Day #248557

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 20, 1977
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(Studio) This was Carter's and people's inaugural.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Religious service at Lincoln Memorial noted; Carter watches on TV, but sister Ruth Carter Stapleton attends. Later Carter and family come out of Blair House [CARTER - says he feels good.] After attending private services at nearby Baptist church, Carters go across to White House for coffee with Mondales, Rockefellers and Fords, before group goes to Capitol for ceremony. Details with regard to Mondale's and Carter's swearing-in ceremonies noted; Carter given oath of office by Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. Reporter notes playing of "Hail to the Chief." 1st officials acts noted. [CARTER - cites feelings with regard to being called President] Carter walk to White House noted. Lack of protests or demonstrations at parade noted. Other details with regard to day noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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