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(Studio) Comment with regard to President Carter's record and problems ahead.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Carter has introduced more bills to Congress than any President since Franklin Roosevelt or maybe Lyndon Johnson; after Johnson came Vietnam, Nixon and Watergate, with breakdown of party discipline in Congress Carter was expected to have troubles with domestic programs; already having problems are welfare reform and energy plan. Despite traditional and constitutional rights to lead in foreign policy, Carter will have problems there also, in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II negotiations with USSR , B-1 bomber, Mid. East peace conference and Canal treaty. Comment of "Christian Science Monitor" re: control Israel has in Congress, noted. Carter has already given considerably on nuclear proliferation, arms sales and human rights; can't give much more. Ahead lie proposals on tax reform, government reorg. and national health insurance and budget. Commentator questions need for Carter's planned trip abroad.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Sevareid, Eric
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