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Carter / Illinois and West Virginia Trip / Chicago Visit #258033

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1978
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(Studio) Report on President Carter's latest trip in US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Charleston, West Virginia) [WOMAN - sings for Carter.] Details of Carter's trip to Illinois, where he appears in Chicago and Springfield, and to West Virginia. President's address to Illinois legislature, particularly on ERA passage, mentioned. [CARTER - says Illinois legislature action could mean difference in women having rights guaranteed in Constitution.] Carter's campaigning for West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Test of White House political strategy in Chicago is subject of upcoming report
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Carter's avoidance of type of pols. in Chicago and Cook Cnty., Illinois, even without late Richard Daley to lead city, examined. [Cook Cnty. Democratic party chairperson George DUNNE - talks of note he wrote to White House when Carter delayed answering invitation to attend function. Looked elsewhere, to California and Jerry Brown. Doesn't know what that did to White House, but was concerned with own problem.] Carter's decision to come to Chicago noted. [DUNNE - cites reasons he's disillusioned with Carter.] Treatment of Carter at party function for candidates described. [CARTER - has learned that best Democrat organization in United States is in Cook Cnty.] [DUNNE - was pleasantly surprised and pleased with President]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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