NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 1974
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(Studio) Harris survey reports majority of persons feel Vice President Gerald Ford would be competent as President Ford's personal credibility not decided on by Americans yet. Ford in extremely delicate political position.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) [FORD - denies having ambitions for presidency; doesn't think he'll need to replace Nixon.] Possibility of Ford becoming President mentioned openly by some Republicans [Representative Lawrence HOGAN - believes Ford has all ingredients to make great United States President] [Senator Strom THURMOND - praises Ford's ability during intros.] [FORD - says he's proud to be part of Nixon administration, but intends to remain his own man.] Impeachment investigation and Ford's popularity may force Vice President to change plans for retirement in `76.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen