CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1978
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(Studio) Report on President Carter's political trip to Illinois and West Virginia; his Chicago news conf. mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Troubles between Carter and Democrat machine in Chicago and Cook Cnty. that was built by late Richard Daley outlined. Carter's delay in accepting group's invitation to speak at fundraiser, till California Governor Jerry Brown also invited, mentioned. [CARTER - says it's pleasure to visit Chicago.] Closure of military bases in Illinois stated. [CARTER - comments on presence in Illinois to campaign with Cook Cnty. Democrats for election of Democrats in Illinois in fall.] Other details given about anti-inflation plans and response to recent polls, showing him behind Gerald Ford and Edward Kennedy. [CARTER - comments on poll results and his keeping in touch with people.] President's upcoming speech to Illinois legislature in Springfield described.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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