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Campaign 1976 / Carter / Ethnic Issue #488183

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Jimmy Carter's apology for remark with regard to "ethnic purity."
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) [CARTER - says should have said "ethnic heritage" rather than "ethnic purity." There are no ethnically pure neighborhoods in US.] [Black Udall SUPPORTER - asks if Carter made poor choice of words but nothing wrong with thought.] [CARTER - says yes.] [CARTER - say if he takes racist attitude with any ethnic group, prefers to withdraw from race.] Opponents take advantage of remark.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Representative Morris Udall criticizes Carter for remark. [UDALL - says Carter's comments were revealing of his true feelings, despite apology. Criticizes Carter remark about ethnic purity.]
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Quinn, Charles

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