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Campaign `80 / Reagan-Bush Ticket #511504

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's selection of George Bush as running mate after unsuccessful campaign to get Gerald Ford noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit) George and Barbara Bush's 1st meeting with Reagan after decision was made examined; films shown. [BUSH - comments.] Chief of staff Ed Meese noted calling for Bush's presence in Los Angeles next week; details given. [REAGAN - comments on Ford's decision.] [BUSH - comments on Ford.] Reagan's acceptance speech, featuring attack on President Carter and attempt to mollify ERA supporters, mentioned.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Background to Reagan's effort to get Ford as vice president outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit) Negotiations to get Ford examined. [Courtesy CBS News, FORD - says he won't be figurehead vice president] Mtg. of Ford and Reagan advisers, include Henry Kissinger, outlined; Ford's alleged demands listed on screen. Reagan press secretary Lyn Nofziger mentioned. [M1 delegate Robert GRIFFIN, Governor James THOMPSON - comment on apparent Reagan-Ford ticket.] Bush's alleged remark with regard to being out of the running noted; Reagan and Ford versions of final decision outlined.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas;
Oliver, Don

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