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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 1976
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(Studio) NBC estimates President Ford has 1113 delegates; 1036 for Ronald Reagan and 110 uncommitted. President Ford says no special favors would be awarded Republican delegates. Reagan interview on "Today" show shown. [REAGAN - says Ford can offer more to delegates than he can.] Reagan says he and Ford should debate issues at Republican convention. White House says no. Report on uncommitted Mississippi delegates.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Vicksburg, Mississippi) It was widely assumed that Reagan would get all of Mississippi's 30 votes. [State campaign chairperson Doug SHANKS - wants to put Ford over the hump.) [Mississippi Republican chairperson Clarke REED - doesn't think Ford will take control of Mississippi Republican before conv.] Uncommitted delegate, Jan Rasch, leans toward Reagan. [RASCH - says Ford could possibly win Mississippi support.] Mississippi delegates to meet in Jackson Sunday
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) William Greener joins Ford campaign as head of public relations and advertising. He was Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at Defense Department and ex-press secretary before that. Ford and Reagan campaigns running short of cash.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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