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Democratic Convention / Carter / Vice President / Muskie / Agenda #44353

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 13, 1976
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(Studio) Democratic Convention begins 2nd day. House majority leader Thomas "Tip" O'Neill says Jimmy Carter has narrowed his Vice President choice down to Senators Edmund Muskie and Walter Mondale.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Carter talks to uncommitted New Jersey delegates. [CARTER - says no decision made yet. Everyone is free to speculate.] [Press secretary Jody POWELL - says Carter hasn't made Vice President choice or narrowed the field.] Carter spends day in hotel suite working on acceptance speech and Vice President choice. Carter to announce Vice President Thursday
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Muskie flies to New York from ME.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kennebunk Beach, ME) Muskie's ties to Kennebunk Beach noted. [MUSKIE - comments on possible President-Vice President relations Would be willing to work with Carter in that kind of arrangement. He would like chance to do all he's capable of.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Studio) Report on Democratic party's mood.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Convention Floor) Delegates wander around and talk to each other. Senator John Glenn gave 1st keynote speech last night; delegates didn't listen. Representative Barbara Jordan received only outburst of affection and admiration from conv. She gave 2nd keynote speech. She became 1st black and woman to be keynoter. 2nd session consists of giving reports and adopting rules. Senators George McGovern and Hubert H. Humphrey give speeches tonight.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Convention expected to adopt platform committee report Platform opposes const. amendment against abortion; favors reducing unemployment to less than 3% and overhauling tax system. Other planks include national health insurance, banning "Saturday Night Specials" (handguns) and welfare reform.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank;
Tucker, Lem

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