CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 16, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter indicates readiness to move in direction of better US-Cuba relations if some conditions met.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Remarks with regard to Cuba relations come as Carter visits Agriculture Department for question and answer session. [CARTER - says indirect sources say Castro has promised removal of troops from Angola and that this would be step to better relations Says if he's convinced Cuba wants to reform its world attitudes, move toward normalizing relations with Cuba possible; lists certain conditions to be met.] Carter also comments on change in tax proposal to benefit married couples rather than those living together. [CARTER - says proposal has been changed so as not to encourage couples to live together out of wedlock.] At HEW, Carter talks with regard to national health ins. [CARTER - says 1st steps toward comprehensive health care to come by end of year] Children at Department of Health, Education and Welfare Day Care Center greet Carter with own song instead "Hail to the Chief" being played. [CHILDREN - sing song.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Studio) Carter made certain specific promises in campaign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Report on what Carter's action is with regard to campaign promises. Republican promises in Herbert Hoover's campaign cited. (Films shown.) [CARTER - tells plans for government reorg., employment, budget and amnesty.] Carter's actions and plans so far with regard to promises noted, include appointment of Andrew Young as United Nations ambassador Carter has put Harry Truman's old sign, "The buck stops here," on office desk.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
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