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Perspective (Politics and Underdogs) #43327

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 15, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter takes day off from campaign. Representative Morris Udall and California Governor Edmund Brown Junior campaign. Report on underdog candidates.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Michigan) [UDALL - explains his lack of vision.] Udall lost part of sight in childhood accident. Since then, he's been college and pro basketball player and army pilot. He's a liberal. He left Mormon Church due to its racial attitudes. [UDALL - says after World War II, he differed with church re: blacks.] Udall has nothing to lose by continuing presidential race; he wouldn't turn down Vice Presidential post.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Even if Brown wins in MD, Oregon and California, he still wouldn't have enough delegates to win nomination.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Columbia, MD) [BROWN - explains his motive for joining presidential race late.] Brown likes campaigning. [WOMAN - says Brown has new ideas and is handsome.] [2nd WOMAN - says Brown is young.] Brown seems to enjoy political sparring and questions from reporters Brown says he's running because he thinks he can win.
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) Report on why George Wallace continues campaign.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Laurel, Maryland) May 15, 1972, film shows Wallace being gunned down by Arthur Bremer. Attack left him paralyzed from waist down.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(No location given) Wallace fought to recover. George McGovern won Democratic nomination while Wallace recuperated. Wallace rptdly. said he didn't want to run for president in 1976 but just wanted to influence party and stop another leftist takeover. He felt obliged to run due to amount of money received Wheelchair hurt Wallace in Florida and North Carolina elections. [WALLACE - says vote for Wallace will have most impact in determining US' future.]
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Reporter(s):
Farmer, Don;
Koppel, Ted;
Martin, John;
Koppel, Ted;
Wordham, Bill
Duration:
00:06:40

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