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Rockefeller / Political Career #32886

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1974
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(Studio) Rockefeller always wanted to be President
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) August 1968 film shown. [ROCKEFELLER - tells of turning down Nixon offer for Vice President in 1960. Not built for standby equipment and didn't want to wait for something to happen to Nixon.] Rockefeller served under all President since Roosevelt. Pol. career sketched, with photos. Was assistant Secretary of State and undersecretary HEW. 1958 campaign for New York governor shown; upset Averell Harriman. Divorced in 1961; remarried in 1963 to Margaretta "Happy" Murphy. Marital problems cost him 1964 president nomination. At 1964 conv., supported resolution to ban extreme right-wingers from party He was booed. [ROCKEFELLER - says still great cntry.] Crowd cheers. Tried again in 1968. Shown with Nixon. Convinces Nixon to take Henry Kissinger for his political policy adviser. [KISSINGER - tells of 1st meeting with Rockefeller.]
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner (narrates)

Reasoner, Harry

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