ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 21, 1974
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(Studio) Pol. dvts. indicate President Ford to run in 1976.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Ford had promised wife he'd resign from political in 1976. Nelson Rockefeller thought otherwise Tuesday [Press Secretary Jerald TERHORST - says Ford changed view about running in 1976. He realizes duty to put cntry. back on feet.] [FORD - says Rockefeller expressed feelings about his running in 1976 well.] Unsure if Rockefeller to be on 1976 ticket.
REPORTER: Steve Bell
(DC) After 3 years White House absence, "Black Caucus" meets with Ford. [Representative Yvonne Brathwaite BURKE - says blacks now have communication. Had President who acted as though they didn't exist.] [Representative Barbara JORDAN - says encouraged by open-door administration To be seen later if openness can go to substance.] Caucus left list of legislature priorities. Ford for public service jobs, but only for high-unemployment locations. Says federal budget cuts won't be just from social programs; Defense Department can be cut some. Ford signs $25 billion education bill; has busing provision. [FORD - says legislature places reasonable restrictions on busing.] Provides for cross-district busing, unless court decides otherwise. President mingles with children outside Department of Health, Education and Welfare Department
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(DC) Ford visits Senator and House Tells Senator executive and legislature branches must work together. Shakes hands. Tells both Hses. he was there to inaugurate Pennsylvania Avenue a 2-way street. Congress to help Ford avoid LBJ's fate.
REPORTER: Bob Clark Artist: Freda Reiter