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Democratic Convention / Events / Carter Speech / Reaction #44403

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 1976
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(Studio) Report on last night of Democratic Convention
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New York City) Paraplegic Vietnam war veteran, Ron Kovic, appeals for amnesty. Democrats cheer him. Convention cheers Mondale. [MONDALE - says United States now led by President who pardoned the person responsible for worst political scandal in history.] [CARTER - says his name is Carter and he's running for President It is time for people to run the government Cites his hopes for American Quotes Bob Dylan re: United States.] [Martin Luther KING Senior - gives closing prayer.] Mrs. M.L. King Junior hugs her father-in-law. Democrats cheer, sing and weep.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Carter speaks for 39 minutes at convention
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Democratic Convention Floor) Most Democrat delegates listened intently to Carter. [MAN - says Carter's central theme was to end racism.] [2nd MAN - says Carter spoke of national health insurance] [3rd MAN - says theme was to put an end to dishonest government] [WOMAN - says Carter spoke of employment for all.] [2nd WOMAN - says uniting American was Carter's theme.] [4th MAN - says theme was people's moral character versus Republican bureaucratic bungling.] [5th MAN - excited about the future.] [3rd WOMAN - says Carter said everything the people wanted to hear and he'll do it.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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