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Campaign 1976 / Candidates / Carter / Religion #42863

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 1976
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(Studio) Senator Henry Jackson campaigns in Pennsylvania. Representative Morris Udall is in Arizona and NM. Senator Frank Church to ask for political contributions in national television speech. He calls Ford weak president in speech. Jimmy Carter spent wkend. at home.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) [CARTER - says most important thing in his life is Jesus Christ.] His religious faith permeates campaign. [CARTER - says reads chapter in Bible each night.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(North Carolina) Carter introduced as group plays "Battle Hymn of the Republican"
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Plains, Georgia) Carter is Baptist. Baptized at Il, he's now deacon. Baptist church segregated in Plains. [Church deacon Booker SCHLEY - says told the Carter family voted yes for blacks to be allowed in white church.] Carter doesn't want to use his religion to get votes.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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