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Campaign 1976 / Republican Convention / Platform #489500

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 12, 1976
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(Studio) Some points noted re Republican platform.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Kansas City) Harmony between Ford and Reagan forces since end of subcommittee mtgs. noted. Both sides claim general agreement on platform. Conservative John East says he's pleased with foreign political plank on defense, detente and Panama Canal, though he'd like to see Canal language toughened. Reporter notes conservatives' present victories, with regard to anti-abortion and ERA noncommittal planks. White House sources say President might go along with these, but some Republican women upset over ERA stand. [New Jersey Representative Millicent FENWICK - says it's hard to believe they're still debating such a thing; says it's out of its time.] Even conservative delegates at convention pleased with shaping of platform.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Ford came out a little ahead on issues in platform but not much.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Mackin, Catherine

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