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Campaign `80 / Republican Convention #271738

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's selection of George Bush as running mate after negotiations with Gerald Ford fell through noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit) Bush-Reagan meeting this morning examined; films shown. [REAGAN - comments on Ford's opposition, decision to choose Bush.] [BUSH - comments.] [REAGAN - comments.] Bush and Reagan's activities today outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Formal nomination of Bush tonight noted not equaling last night's excitement; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit) Reagan's efforts to get Ford examined; films shown. [FORD - comments.] Ford's candor said stunning Reagan camp; details leading up to Ford's rejection outlined.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Detroit) Ford's opposition to being Reagan's running mate examined. [Henry KISSINGER - notes dilemma.] Ford said more aware of problems than his supporters. [FORD - notes vice president position is ceremonial.] Apparent differences in Ford and Reagan perspectives cited.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Plante, Bill

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