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Campaign 1976 / Pennsylvania / Carter / Jackson #488019

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 23, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter says if elected president, he would balance federal budget by 1979. Report on Carter's economic plan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Reading, Pennsylvania) Carter says highest priority is jobs. [CARTER - says could have balanced budget by 1979 and still meet social requirements. Cites possible future economy progress.] Budget suggested is higher than 1 President Ford proposed. Carter declines to detail his tax reform program.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Senator Henry Jackson campaigns in Pennsylvania; other labor leaders show support of Jackson. Report on Pennsylvania labor.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Pennsylvania is organized labor stronghold. Some unions have unemployment rates above national average Jobs are biggest issue. [Union REP. - says unions not participating in "stop Carter" effort.] Union help important to candidates due to lack of funds.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Officials of Ladies Garment Workers Union explain ballot to workers and urge votes for Jackson. [MAN - explains ballot.] Volunteers send out letters for Jackson.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Construction workers campaign for Jackson.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Vans for Jackson cruise sts. At state office for American Federation of State, Cnty. and Municipal Employees, union volunteers phone other union members [WOMAN - announces mailing rpting. labor-endorsed candidates.] Carter and Jackson volunteers pass out leaflets. Carter visits coal mine; tries to win union rank and file support. Representative Morris Udall visits factory gates. Many union members don't vote the way their leaders prefer.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Oliver, Don

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