NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 15, 1976
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(Studio) Special is on what Vice President candidates have stood for in Senate careers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Reporter asks each if he's capable of being President [DOLE - says he thinks so.] [MONDALE - says he thinks so.] 2 are clearest choice in elec.; are opposites in convictions and have canceled each other's votes for 7 years in Senate Votes noted on various foreign policy and defense measures and on domestic affairs, pols. and energy. Even disagree on debate worth. [DOLE - says he doesn't think debate means much.] [MONDALE - says he looks forward to contest.] [DOLE - says he believes there's mission for both in debate, but not quite sure what it is.] [MONDALE - says people partially judging Presidential candidate by choice of Vice Presidential candidate.] Impt. of debate noted.
REPORTER: John Hart