ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 13, 1976
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(Studio) 3rd president choice will be on general election ballot in many states - Eugene McCarthy. In New York City press conference today McCarthy enumerates 8 points in program for cities. Interview by Harry Reasoner with McCarthy shown. Asked if serious candidate, [McCARTHY - says it's serious effort.] Harry Reasoner asks about reasons. [McCARTHY - says important to challenge 2-party system.] Harry Reasoner asks what McCarthy thinks is wrong with system and 2 ptys. in operation. [McCARTHY - notes 2 Republican nominations of Nixon and inability of Democrats to defeat him. Also says what has happened to country in last 20 years is product of bipartisan failure. Cites issues he says support this idea.] Harry Reasoner asks in how many states McCarthy will have name on ballot. [McCARTHY - says 40-45.] Harry Reasoner cites polls with regard to McCarthy popularity. Asks McCarthy about taking votes from Carter. [McCARTHY - says that's Carter's problem. Says he hopes Carter will listen to what he says on issues.]
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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