ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 29, 1976
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(Studio) Yesterday Bob Clark reported Edward Kennedy decision to stay out of presidential race: neither through stop-Carter nor support-Humphrey action. Frank Church and Jerry Brown react to Kennedy situation.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Warwick, Rhode Island) Kennedy decision said helpful to Frank Church. Church hopes to be alternate to Jimmy Carter when Carter falls short of first ballot nomination With more wins Church believes he, not Hubert Humphrey, will be the choice. [CHURCH - believes nomination not in bag; that convention will be an open one, with primary candidates given consideration.] Church win in Rhode Island and Montana said necessary; also Church win in Ohio.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
(Providence, Rhode Island) Jerry Brown campaigns in Rhode Island, won't play second fiddle to New Jersey voters seeking Humphrey ticket with Brown as Vice President [BROWN - is not interested in Vice President spot with Hubert Humphrey.] Brown sees Hubert Humphrey as old-school political [BROWN - thinks people want to move forward.] Brown tries to present self as viable candidate.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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