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Campaign 1976 / Wisconsin and New York / Republicans / Kissinger / Texas #488159

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford wins 55% of Wisconsin vote; Ron Reagan gets 45%. Ford defs. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, whom Reagan attacks.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford meets with Grand Rapids, Michigan, busmen. in rose garden. [FORD - says Wisconsin results justify his faith in Kissinger. Kissinger was issue in WI because of Reagan. Kissinger is 1 of US' greatest secys. of state.] Aides say Ford angry at reports that Kissinger is leaving. Ford tells campaign manager Rogers Morton he expects everyone to reflect his views re: Kissinger. Ford to campaign in Texas this wkend.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Ford against bill to break up big oil companies; possibly due to upcoming Texas primary. Reagan tells Texas group that American economy would improve if government would let free enterprise system operate with more freedom. Re: Republican delegate support, Ford has 251; 84 for Reagan and 166 uncommitted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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