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Campaign 1976 / Reagan / Publicity #487443

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Ronald Reagan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Itasca, Illinois) [Reagan campaign aide, Don. TOTTEN - says Ford asked Illinois mayors to come to Washington, DC so he can announce their federal revenue-sharing funds. This type of pols. is buying of votes through bribery.]

(Chicago, Illinois) Reagan rankled by Ford's use of television news. Ford invited 4 Chicago anchormen to interview him in DC. 2 of the 4 turned down Reagan's request for interview. [REAGAN - says there's no equal time provided against an incumbent president Explains how he keeps trying.] Later, all 5 television stations agreed to interview Reagan.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) White House denies inviting Illinois mayors to DC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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