CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) India appeals court agrees to hear arguments by government against lower court's findings that there is insufficient evidence to hold Indira Gandhi on corruption chgs. She was released after arrest earlier in week; since then, she's drawn large crowds at speaking engagements.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(India) Report on upsurge in support for Gandhi, after sweeping defeat in March. Just after arrest, she visited home territory of long-time rival and successor, Morarji Desai; got enthusiastic welcome. This must give new government doubts, but Gandhi says she's not after old job. [GANDHI - doesn't think this has anything to do with ambition.] Reversal of Gandhi's political fortune makes change of climate in India, especially for new government on eve of visit by President Carter. Though she says she has no ambition for old job, feeling exhibited by crowds since arrest indicate Gandhi could try for it again.
REPORTER: Peter Collins
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.