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Campaign 1976 / Republican Ticket #45621

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 08, 1976
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(Studio) Series on Republican ticket conts.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Reporter talks with Ford with regard to unemployment and Nixon pardon. [FORD - notes increase of gainfully employed in last year; says number at present all-time United States high.] Harry Reasoner asks if unemployment % will hurt campaign. [FORD - says statistic bothers him; notes improvement in employment and drop in layoffs.] Harry Reasoner asks what Ford will like to be remembered for. [FORD - cites points he'd like people to remember of 1st 2 1/2 years] Harry Reasoner asks about Nixon pardon. [FORD - says was cutoff between Nixon administration and Ford administration and he'll be judged on his, not Nixon's. Says under same circumstances he'd do same again; explains point of view and reasons for action.]
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Thursday interview will be with Senator Robert Dole.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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