ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter says people have right to maintain ethnic purity in their surroundings. Opponents and supporters saw racism in phrase "ethnic purity."
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Rap. Andrew Young told Carter he must correct mistake. [CARTER - says apologizes for use of term "ethnic purity." Improper to use government to change heritage of neighborhood, but anyone who wanted to move in neighborhood of their own free will should have right.] Carter says government isn't engaging in practice of changing neighborhoods.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Representative Morris Udall says Carter may have been appealing to Wallace vote. Senator Henry Jackson says Carter used poor judgement and questions his qualifications as president President Ford says Carter not specific enough on issues. Says he would rather run against Humphrey.
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Crowd at AFL-CIO convention cheers Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. [HUMPHREY - says won't let Ford-Nixon administration and Reagan turn back social progress. Must tell it like it is.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark
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