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Carter / New Jersey Appearance / Vesco Affair #259655

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 20, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's concentration on domestic matters after extensive attention to Mideast noted. Trip to New Jersey mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlantic City, New Jersey) Carter's appearance in New Jersey reported to be 1st public appearance since Camp David. [Senator Clifford CASE - remarks on turnout to see Carter.] Greeting for Carter and response to his speech by steelworkers convention in Atlantic City described. [CARTER - characterizes plans for further anti-inflation action to be announced later.] Turnaround by some pols. in attitudes toward Carter, evidenced in President's appearance at fund raiser for Democratic senate candidate Bill Bradley, noted.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Studio) White House confirmation that President Carter was informed of attempts to get administration to intervene in legal troubles of Robert Vesco, and that he talked to Attorney General Griffin Bell about it, stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of Carter's involvement in case and note written to Griffin Bell given. Involvement in Vesco affair and attempts to contact Carter admin. of Albany, Georgia, attorney Spencer Lee and White House aide Richard Harden outlined. FBI plans to question Carter about case noted. Justice Department mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Bradley, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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