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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 24, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan seeks southern votes. Jimmy Carter visits DC. President Ford sends legislature to Congress to curtail power of judges to use busing as tool of desegregation.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Ford's proposal would limit courts to official acts of desegregation; put 5-yr. limit on busing, and create national volunteer committee to aid communities with regard to desegregation. Civil rights leaders plead with Ford not to submit bill. [FORD - says purpose of legislature is to place busing debate in Congress, not on the streets.] Attorney General Edward Levi and Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary F. David Mathews present as Ford signs the bill. [MATHEWS - notes reasons why there aren't 50 cities like Boston.] Congress passage not likely. Democrat committee chairperson say they are too busy to come to briefing by Ford.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Reagan attempts to gain more convention delegates.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Jackson, Mississippi) Reagan's wkend. tour incls. Mississippi, Wyoming, Montana and ID. Reagan believes he can win president nomination with help of those not firmly committed to Ford. Reagan's strategy noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Report on Carter to come later.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Howard K.

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