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Reagan / Florida Threat / Candidacy / White House #34912

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 1975
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(Studio) Report on threat to Ronald Reagan's life.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Miami, Florida) Crowd greets Reagan on lawn of hotel. Youth approaches Reagan, after speech, with toy pistol. Michael Lance Carvin, 20, of Pompano Beach, Florida, identified. Secret Service thinks Carvin may also have threatened President Ford and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller if Lynette Fromme not freed. Reagan held news conference [REAGAN - describes incident and his reactions.] Carvin charged with assault. Secret Service to ask for $500,000 bond. Reagans leave for New Hampshire.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) Reagan announces president candidacy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [REAGAN - announces candidacy.] Reagan insists on 11th commandment: speak no ill of another Republican [REAGAN - says difficult to find leaders free of forces that began our problems: Congress, big business, lobbyists, bureaucracy and big labor. This must change if American is to go forward.] Reagan against gun control, forced busing and ERA. For strong defense Hasn't enough time to formulate plan to aid NYC. [REAGAN - rules out hypothesis of losing early primaries.] His strategy is to embarrass Ford in early primaries.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Report on White House reaction to Reagan candidacy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Hoped by White House that Reagan will be derailed in open campaign. Ford to conduct self as President
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Reporter(s):
Kaplow, Herbert;
Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:05:40

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