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Republicans / President Primaries / Busing Issue #43978

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 02, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford wins Rhode Island primary; Ronald Reagan wins South Dakota and population vote in MT.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Top Ford advisers having thoughts about Ford not getting party nomination in normal delegate vote process if he loses California primary. Ford considered underdog in California. Strategy for win involves rating Reagan delegates; swaying uncommitted delegates. President meets with New Jersey area reporters and top cabinet officials to discuss school busing. Ford has Attorney General Edward Levi drafting legislature restricting federal courts in school desegregation decisions.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Busing also on Reagan's mind.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Sacramento, California) Reagan denounces federal aid to education as federal interference with education. [REAGAN - says black and white children being denied admission to schools of their choice. As President, would oppose forced busing. Proposes possible const. amendment that might be necessary; details given.] Reagan's stance on religion in schools detailed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Republican delegate count given.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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