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CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) Comment of 1st United States Vice President John Adams with regard to his office quoted. Report on Vice President Mondale's apparent breaking from mold.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) John Nance Garner's comment on job of Vice President quoted. Apparent differences in Mondale's position in administration contrasted to those of predecessors. [MONDALE - says job is what he wanted and what it was planned to be, but notes he had doubts it would be accomplished.] Details of Mondale's activities given;is noted his office is in White House, near President Carter's, not in Executive Office Building as many previous Vice President offices have been. [MONDALE - describes ability to go to any mtgs. Carter is having, own mtgs. with President and discussions they have. Mentions Mideast. Feels free to bring President bad news and frequently does; cites Carter's view of bad versus good news. States need for executive branch to be more like Congress in being less stuffy and having more humor.] Description of Mondale's position, as given by friend, quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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