ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford makes Vice President selection a surprise.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Reporters on hand when Governor Nelson Rockefeller's plane arrives. Congress leaders and cabinet gather to await Vice President announcement. Ford calls Nixon who proclaims Rockefeller "good choice". [FORD - announces Rockefeller as Vice President choice.] [ROCKEFELLER - says United States can overcome hard realities of our time.] White House had FBI check backgrounds of Rockefeller, Don. Rumsfeld, and George Bush. FBI and special prosecutor cleared them.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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