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Carter / Historic Sites Visit #259048

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's visit to historic sites in Potomac River valley noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Antietam, MD) Carter's vacation at Camp David mentioned. Today's motorcade through MD, Pennsylvania and Virginia compared in length to that Gerald Ford took thru Ohio in 1976 presidential campaign. Carter's stop at Emmitsburg, MD, shrine of 1st American-born Catholic saint, Mother Elizabeth Seton, detailed. Tour of Gettysburg battlefield, accompanied by Civil War historian Shelby Foote, reported [CARTER - talks about battle.] Points of Gettysburg battle mentioned. Carter's visit with Dwight Eisenhower's widow Mamie noted. Further stops at Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, Antietam and Harper's Ferry, on West Virginia border, detailed. Spokesperson Jody Powell's comments about trip quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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