ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 23, 1974
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy announces `76 presidential plans.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Boston, Massachusetts) [KENNEDY - refuses to be placed on Democratic ticket in `76. Running for President involves total commitment and family must come 1st now.] Reporters wonder if Chappaquiddick tragedy influences decision. [KENNEDY - states his decision would have been same without Chappaquiddick incident.]
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood
(Capitol Hill) Kennedy's announcement leaves Democratic ticket open. Many Democrats caught by surprise by Kennedy's plans. [Senator Walter MONDALE - believes Kennedy's dropping out of race will help his own `76 bid for President] [JACKSON - says his plans to run for President intensify as result of Kennedy's decision.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - states he's not entering `76 presidential race.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - decisively says he won't get involved directly with `76 presidential campaign.] [Governor George WALLACE - unsure if he'll run but if he does, changes in White House to be made.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark
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