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Campaign 1976 / Florida Primary / Reagan / Ford #42580

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 04, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan criticizes President Ford, Henry Kissinger in Florida.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Orlando, Florida) Reagan's officials urge him to get tough with Ford. Reagan raps Ford and Kissinger. especially with regard to detente with USSR . [REAGAN - notes Ford snub of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Criticizes Helsinki agreement. Notes USSR actions in Mideast, S.E. Asia, and Africa. Says United States loss of military superiority coincident with Kissinger's term in office.] Reagan denies breaking his XI Commandment, with regard to criticizing other Republicans Does not predict he will win in Florida, but says campaign to continue
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Gerald Ford grants interviews to Florida news media in Oval Office; greets Broward Cnty., Florida, group in White House rose garden. Tries to scuttle word "detente," in Medal of Honor ceremony for Vietnam GI's. [FORD - speaks of peace through strength.] Ron Nessen says Ford stands on foreign policy record. For. policy address said being prepared for Illinois primary campaign.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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