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Vice Presidential Choice / Rockefeller / Study #478386

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford nominates ex-Governor Nelson Rockefeller for Vice President Some conservatives not happy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Before making announcement, Ford calls Nixon who calls Rockefeller "good choice". Rockefeller says wife didn't have time to make self properly presentable. [FORD - announces Rockefeller as Vice President choice.] Cabinet and congress leaders applaud choice. [ROCKEFELLER - cites United States overcoming hard realities of times under Ford leadership] Meets with press. [ROCKEFELLER - says Vice President role depends on President To conform to law re: financial obligations. Won't discuss matters to be taken up by cong. committee Won't take confirmation for granted.] Rockefeller meets with Secretary State Henry Kissinger. To attend Republican fundraising dinner Wednesday
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Senator Rules Committee begins investigation. If confirmed, 1st United States President and Vice President not elected.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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