ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1977
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(Studio) Apparent early warm relations between Carter and Gerald Ford seem to be changing,and President gets offer of help from Richard Nixon.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Details with regard to Nixon's offer to brief Carter and foreign policy staff re: talks with USSR leader Brezhnev and other foreign leaders noted. Subject came up during talks with regard to critic's role Gerald Ford seems to have assumed. Answering Ford is Vice President Mondale, who says former presidents ought to have noncritical relations with successor. [MONDALE - says former presidents know how tough job is and should try to keep good relations with present president in order to help. Notes Ford criticism with regard to failure to get Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement after 2 mos. in office, when Ford had been there 2 years without getting 1.]
REPORTER: Ann Compton
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