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Billy Carter's Success Story #46283

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 25, 1977
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(Studio) president Carter's brother, Billy, has no apparent economic problems; name is worth much to different people, especially to Louisville brewer. Billy Beer goes on market next week
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Report on Billy Carter's life as hot new promotional property; has show business manager, Nashville's Tandy Rice. In Louisville, he has beer named for him, appears on television show in Nashville and promotes pizza in Boston. (Films of beer product, television show taping and pizza promo shown.) [Billy CARTER - is glad to be promoting biggest pizza.] When tourists moved into plains after Jimmy Carter's election, Billy moved out and went ntnwide. Details of his promo tours and salary given. (Other films of TV show shown.) [MAN - tells Billy to put more feeling into it.] [GIRLS - sing to Billy.] [BILLY - jokes with regard to peanut business] Promo tours include things like judging belly-flop contest in Vancouver, British Columbia. [Carter's agent Tandy RICE - thinks there's little of Billy Carter in all people; same thing might have been called some of Walter Mitty in past. Quotes Tom T. Hall. Says honesty like Billy's stands out in midst of phony, tinseled world.] Billy says he does this to support family.
REPORTER: James Walker

(Studio) Report on story Lillian Carter is said to be telling acquaintances re: Billy and Bert Lance, when president Carter asks about brother
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reasoner, Harry;
Walker, James;
Walters, Barbara

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