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Ford / Mass Transit Talk / Pardon / Terhorst / Amnesty #33609

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford speaks to international conference on urban transportation. He has called for restraints in mass transit federal aid. That overshadowed by President pardon of Richard Nixon and ensuing resignation of Press Secretary Jerald terHorst.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Signs demanding amnesty for draft evaders and deserters greeted Ford. [FORD - says Americans will continue to drive autos. Must learn to live with them in cities.] Protesters shown. Rptd. terHorst resignation due partly to being uninformed at times. Adviser, Robert Hartmann, not told terHorst quit until 6 hrs. later. President amnesty plan delayed. Plans for press confs. every 2 weeks slipped. Dep. news secretary, John Hushen, says present events delay President decision on amnesty.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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