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US-USSR Pact / Politics / Ford / Reagan #43276

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1976
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(Studio) Charged that President Ford delayed signing of US-USSR pact ltding. number of peaceful nuclear explosions because felt it would help Ronald Reagan in Michigan primary.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Treaty was to be signed at noon today in simultaneous Washington, DC and Moscow ceremonies. Factors in delay noted. Ford's staff concerned that all foreign initiatives will appear paralyzed by political pressures. President Ford urges staff to deny such allegations.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Reagan's recent victories may be forcing Ford to more conservative stance.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kentucky) [REAGAN - says he is pleased if he helped delay treaty signing. People have right to know more about treaties.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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