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NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 1976
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(Studio) Reporter describes scenes at Democratic Convention Jimmy Carter narrows Vice President possibilities to 3. Representative Peter Rodino removes self from Vice President contention; he'll nominate Carter.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(NYC) Carter meets with Senator Frank Church. [CARTER - respects Church and his political powers.] Carter meets with black caucus who are worried about role of blacks in Carter administration; also that Los Angeles Mayor Thomas Bradley isn't considered for Vice President, and about convention rule changes. [Gary, IN, Mayor and IN delegate Richard HATCHER - feels we (caucus) will work for Carter.] Carter meets with women's caucus. He agrees to encourage and help women in their demands for 50-50 representative at 1980 convention without committing self to firm decision. Carter meets with Senator Adlai Stevenson III. [STEVENSON - says Carter did him favor by not referring to his reputed dullness. It may take dullness to win.] Senator Abraham Ribicoff told Carter he wasn't interested in Vice President job.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Brinkley, David;
Oliver, Don

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