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Campaign 1976 / Ethnic Purity / Carter / Udall #43177

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 09, 1976
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(Studio) Issue of "ethnic purity" follows Jimmy Carter to Ohio.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cleveland, Ohio) Carter attends fund raiser. "The Cleveland Press" reports story of Carter's remarks. [CARTER - says should have said ethnic "character" or "heritage."] Reporters continue to question Carter with regard to subject. [CARTER - feels he's satisfied his supporters with regard to statement.] Carter and aide upset by political implications.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Carter says his apology acceptable to black leaders like: Coleman Young, Carl Stokes, Vernon Jordan and Maynard Jackson. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) leader rejects apology because Carter qualified it.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) chairperson, Mrs. Margaret Bush WILSON - says statement ill-advised and suggests disturbing racial overtones. Thinks Carter has stumbled.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Carter says other major candidates have taken sane position re: neighborhood integration. Report on reaction of Representative Morris Udall.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Udall net with AFL-CIO President George Meamy. [UDALL - doesn't advocate large low-income housing in established neighborhoods. Believes in integrated neighborhoods. Speaks of Carter statement, especially re: crime.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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