NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 09, 1977
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(Studio) Vice President Walter Mondale, adviser to President Carter during Bert Lance affair, plays important role in Carter administration
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Film of Carter and Mondale at National Convention shown. Mondale has been working Vice President Mondale round-the-world-trip recalled; film shown. Mondale lobbies for Carter. Mondale has White House office, spends time with President [MONDALE - would have liked more liberal policies; notes $50 tax rebate.] Mondale presides over Senator Ordered end to filibuster re: natural gas prices. Carter cultivates Mondale so that Mondale can play role in administration [CARTER - speaks of close relationship with Mondale.] [MONDALE - notes growth of friendship bond; praises Carter. But has seen Carter's cold stare of disapproval.]
REPORTER: John Cochran