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Democratic Convention / Carter / Vice President Choices / Black Caucus #44367

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 14, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter to be nominated for President at Democratic Convention tonight.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Democrat govs. visit Carter, who still won't reveal his Vice President choice. [CARTER - says he's begun to narrow choices for Vice President Will announce choice tomorrow.] He speaks to Georgia delegation. [CARTER - thanks Georgia delegations for their help during campaign. Doesn't intend to lose president election.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Vice President speculation focuses on Senators Edmund Muskie and Walter Mondale.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Muskie has coffee with Maine delegation. [MUSKIE - says will attend all Maine delegation's coffees.] Muskie visits "Time" offices; later meets with Maine press. Crowd follows Muskies.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(NYC) Mondale has said he'd be honored to accept Vice President post if Carter offers it. Mondale is no longer available to media. Aides say he doesn't want to appear to be campaigning for Vice President job.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) National Black Caucus will nominate Representative Ronald Dellums for Vice President but won't support him in vote.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Carter meets with black caucus. He promises blacks in his cabinet, more blacks in top federal jobs, aid for urban ghettoes, black input in White House decisions, black voter registration drive and retention of deputy chairperson Democratic party, Basil Patterson. [Representative Charles DIGGS - says Carter convinced the doubters.] [Representative John CONYERS - describes meeting as conciliatory.] [Chairperson black caucus PATTERSON - expects sensitive understanding administration from Carter.] Blacks could vote in largest bloc since Lyndon B. Johnson was elected.
REPORTER: Bill Matney

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Matney, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Tucker, Lem

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