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Carter / Illinois and West Virginia Trip #54022

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's return to Washington, DC after political trips to Illinois and West Virginia noted; style of trips compared to that of 1976 presidential campaign.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Charleston, West Virginia) Details of Illinois and West Virginia trips given. [WOMAN - sings for Carter.] Carter's decision against using prepared speech to Illinois legislature in Springfield, in which he was to ask them to ratify ERA, and question and answer session he held instead described. [CARTER - describes American people.] President's care in not being photographed with Republican Illinois Governor James Thompson and to be seen with Thompson's opponent, Michael Bakalis and his campaigning for West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph outlined. [CARTER - describes Randolph.] Possible effects of trip for Carter and his popularity noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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