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Ford / Pardon / Reaction / Talk #479232

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford faces 1st hostile reception as President due to his pardon of Richard Nixon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Crowd at airport friendly. Protesters outside hotel where Ford speaks [MAN - says now don't know what crimes Nixon committed.] [2nd MAN - says resigning is enough Punishment.] Ford speaks to conference on urban transportation. [FORD - says national transportation goals can be achieved.] Dep. news secretary, John Hushen, acted as President spokesperson due to resignation of Press Secretary, Jerald terHorst. Ford booed and cheered as he left. Hushen says President knew decision would be controversial. White House mail runs against decision.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) More on pardon later.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron

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