NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1978
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(Studio) Bus. involved in running for President noted. Efforts of Ronald Reagan and Philip Crane detailed. Report is on president ambitions of Senator Bob Dole.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Films shown from 1976 Republican convention [DOLE - thinks it would be great if Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan stepped aside and gave him their support, but doesn't think it will happen. Admits he's leaning toward announcement of candidacy for 1980 election] Outlook for Dole's candidacy and problems he faces outlined. [DOLE - would be ungrateful of him to try to push Ford aside.] Dole's chances depending on Reagan's decision noted. Senator work and image Dole is involved in described; his Washington, DC office, Campaign America, mentioned. Senator's road appearances and topics of speeches to audiences stated. [DOLE - speaks to crowd.] His statements about President Carter cited. [DOLE - comments on Carter and Republican outlook.] Films shown. [DOLE - discusses travels.] GOP views of Ford and Reagan stated.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker
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