ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 09, 1974
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(Studio) Chief of staff, Alexander Haig, delivers Nixon letter of resignation to Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. Report on swearing-in in E. Room.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Ford, 61, and wife Betty enter room to applause. Chief Justice Warren Burger administers oath. [FORD - repeats oath.] He kisses wife. 3 sons and daughter watch. [FORD -says aware not elected Pres, Asks nation to confirm him with prayers. No debts or promises to anyone except to wife. Honesty always best policy. Asks for prayers for Nixon and family.] Ford introduces new press secretary, Jerry Terhorst in White House press room. Met representatives from 50 cntrys. New 1st lady shown at Virginia home. They'll move to White House in few days.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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