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Campaign 1976 / Candidates / Carter / Blacks / Perspective #42720

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 10, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan campaigns in Wyoming; speaks against nuclear arms agreement announced yesterday. George Wallace goes to Detroit; predicts Michigan primary win. Morris Udall in Connecticut. Jimmy Carter campaigns in Missouri and Michigan; questioned with regard to "ethnic purity" statement. Meets local black leaders in Missouri. Black support for Carter noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(No locations given) [TOASTMASTER - introduces Carter.] Carter support by blacks noted. At meeting of Empire Real Estate Bd., [TOASTMASTER - introduces Carter.] Black leaders endorse Carter. [Andrew YOUNG - endorses Carter.]: Carter background given. [CARTER - speaks of hanging picture of Martin Luther King in Georgia state capitol.] Passage of 1964 Civil Rights Act noted. Ethnic purity remark noted. [CARTER - denies remark implies racial narrowness.] Later apologizes for remark. [CARTER - apologizes for ill-chosen remark.] Carter filmed at black meeting; need for black support noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Koppel, Ted

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