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Carter News Conference #259757

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 28, 1978
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(Studio) Report on President Carter's news conf., which incls. comments on peace prospects in Mideast.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details about news conference given.; Mrs. Lillian Carter's presence mentioned. President's comments on Senator passage of natural gas bill and Israeli parliament approval of Mideast peace accords noted. [CARTER - has talked to both Prime Min. Menahem Begin and President Anwar Sadat since Knesset vote and reports both agree no more obstacles remain to Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.] Private concerns by officials about differences among Americans, Israelis and Arabs with regard to future of west bank of Jordan R. reported [CARTER - calls issue honest difference of opinion between self and Begin; thinks it will be resolved. Comments on higher ratings in polls since Camp David.] President's threat to veto public works bill unless it's changed stated; his suggestion that House members try to override veto instead of voting against energy bill, as some have threatened, mentioned. [CARTER - thinks energy legislature too important for responsible mbr. of House to connect it to public works bill.] Carter's comments on possibility of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement with USSR by end of year reported; his private optimism said to be greater than public statements show.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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