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Carter News Conference / Election `78 / Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) / Inflation #52041

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's press conference in Kansas City noted; his earlier speech to convention of young farmers there reported Local reporters' questions with regard to farm matters and White House reporters' questions with regard to recent elecs. mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Kansas City, Missouri) Democrat losses in Midwest noted. [CARTER - thinks Democrats did well ntlly., that people have approved Democratic party and its policies. Doesn't see election as referendum on own job performance.] [REPORTER - asks for Carter's assessment of his impact on races in which he campaigned, in view of won/lost record of those contenders.] [CARTER - responds.] President's other comments on election outcomes stated. Question about possibility for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) passage in Senate with more Republicans reported [CARTER - analyzes outlook for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) passage.] [2nd REPORTER - mentions coming increase in price of Hershey candy bar. Asks if president will try to halt this, since increase is above vol. price control limits.] [CARTER - hopes Hershey Company and others will comply with anti-inflation policies.] Lack of questions to Carter about potential for recession or about Shah of Iran's troubles mentioned; anti-Shah demonstrations reported Carter's reception by FFA convention described.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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