NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 30, 1976
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(Studio) President Gerald Ford in Mississippi today talking to delegates. Reveals plan for picking Vice President
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Jackson, Mississippi) Ford meets with all delegates and then with some privately. Reaganites holding firm. [Reagan delegate Billy MOUNGER - says delegation still up for grabs.] [Reagan delegate Swan YERGER - says he's still with Reagan.] [Unidentified woman DELEGATE - says sees possibility of voting for Ford but right now still with Reagan.] [Unidentified MAN - says Ford has major of delegates and alts. in Mississippi delegation.] [2nd WOMAN - says Reagan coming Wednesday; will wait to hear what he has to say.] Approx. mo. ago, Reagan appeared to have Mississippi sewn up, but Ford campaign began concentrated effort to get uncommitted Mississippi delegates. Reagan choice of Schweiker as running mate has helped Ford in conservative Mississippi.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit