Search the Archive

Campaign 1976 / Florida Primary / Fords / Reagan #41969

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 28, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) In Florida, President Ford says his administration will never deal with Fidel Castro.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Miami, Florida) 1100 Cuban refugees sworn in as United States citizens. [FORD - says forces of Castro in Angola acting as international outlaw.] Airport news conf. shown. [FORD - says will do well in Florida.] Rain prevents large crowds. Pols. observers say race looks like tossup between Ford and Ronald Reagan.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Coral Gables, Florida) Betty Ford canvasses Republican upper middle-class neighborhood. [Betty FORD - campaigns for husband.] B. Ford campaigned 5 days in Florida. [B. FORD - says hasn't deliberately kept speeches bland. May have already made all the controversial statements she'll make.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) In Florida, Reagan says Panama Canal must stay under American control.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Florida) [REAGAN - says will follow "11th commandment" and continue to not speak ill of another Republican] [Florida campaign director L.E. "Tommy" THOMAS - wishes Reagan would speak up about Ford government deficiencies.] Florida issue among elderly is Social Security. Ford organization questions Reagan's stand. [REAGAN - says false for anyone in Ford organization to suggest he wants voluntary Social Security, or to invest Social Security funds in stock market Will let them disobey "11th commandment" if they'll obey 1st 10.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Reporter(s):
Aaron, Betsy;
Jarriel, Tom;
Koppel, Ted;
Murphy, Charles
Duration:
00:06:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.