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Carter / England / Sightseeing #252413

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 06, 1977
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(London, England) Ldrs. of several West ntns. and Japan, excluding French President Giscard d'Estaing, meet for dinner at British prime minister's residence. French government doesn't believe head of Common Mkt. community, Roy Jenkins, should be treated same as heads of sovereign govts., so Giscard d'Estaing isn't attending. Compromise reached, with regard to rest of conf. mtgs., with French and Common Mkt. representatives noted. Carter has busy 1st day in England.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Newcastle, England) Carter's sightseeing trip turns into campaign trip for Prime Min. Callaghan in Labor party stronghold of Newcastle. Recent conservative wins in local elections across Britain noted. Carter resorts to political tactic and gives local football team's yell. [CARTER - gives cheer.] Callaghan doesn't try to hide his trouble in area. [CALLAGHAN - notes welcome for self not so unanimous as Carter's.] Reporter describes other visits in Callaghan's efforts to gain support; 1 is to George Washington's ancestral home. Callaghan's fragility in government is shared to some extent by leaders in France, Italy and West Germany.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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