ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 07, 1976
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(Studio) Continuing series on Republican ticket: Ford on foreign politics.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) President says how long Secretary of State Henry Kissinger remains in position is up to Kissinger. [FORD - says Kissinger carries out Ford's decisions on foreign political well and as long as he wants to stay it's in cntry.'s best interests to have him. Says Kissinger not campaign issue.] Harry Reasoner asks about inheriting Nixon's foreign political and if Ford feels it's his now. [FORD - says he feels it is his foreign political now; cites Sinai II agreement as example] Asked if easily convinced by Pentagon on critical matters, [FORD - says he went into budget requests of Defense Department carefully; illustrates point. Says he doesn't think proposals to cut defense budget he's submitted are practical.]
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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