NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 23, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford says United States must build B-1 bomber. Admin. was ready in March to normalize relations with North Vietnam. Ford says that is out of the question.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Evansville, IN) Ford recs. huge campaign crowds. His advisers feel he'll win most of IN delegates. [FORD - says should continue talks re: Panama Canal. Those who advocate end to talks are irresponsible.] IN, Alabama, and Georgia primaries to be held on same day. Ford claims he has 1/2 delegates needed for Republican nomination.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Indianapolis, IN) Reagan says United States owns Panama Canal and should keep it. [REAGAN - says Ford saying United States should give up any sovereign territory anytime United States threatened with riots and bloodshed. Would do whatever is necessary to protect Americans in Canal Zone.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones