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(Studio) Top GOPs meet at White House today.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Ford invites others in for meeting, indicating he'll stay active in Republican affairs; others are Vice President Rockefeller, John Connally and Ronald Reagan. Reagan talks to reporters as he leaves. [REAGAN - says all present interested in party unity and that party was unified after primary elections. Says party philosophy best explained by 1976 platform.] Reporter notes conservatism of platform; Ford is asked if ideological differences might hurt party unity. [FORD - says Republican big enough for some differences and those at meeting want party unity.] 4 discuss national coordinating committee and new national chairperson; won't designate new chairperson and Connally virtually takes self from running for post.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow
- Kaplow, Herbert;
- Reasoner, Harry
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