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Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on Upcoming Primaries (04:28)

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Reagan likens the primary to a "horse race" during his March 7, 1976 appearance on "Meet the Press." He defends a statement he made that seems to contradict a later comment.

Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on the American Economy (04:05)

Reagan cites facts and figures that suggest America may be on the brink of another recession during this March 7, 1976 interview on "Meet the Press."

Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on American Farmers and Embargoes (01:25)

A believer in the free marketplace, Reagan states that American farmers should sell grain to Russia because the gain is greater for the farmers during this March 7, 1976 interview on "Meet the Press."

Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on the Soviet Union and Cuba (02:35)

Reagan responds to question on the process of d├ętente with the Soviet Union, and relations with Cuba during this March 7, 1976 interview on "Meet the Press."

Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on His Campaign (03:08)

Reagan acknowledges the uphill fight against an incumbent during this March 7, 1976 interview on "Meet the Press." He accepts the New Hampshire primary as his victory, not Gerald Ford's.

Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on Angola (02:31)

During his March 7, 1976 appearance on "Meet the Press," Reagan argues that the American people knew virtually nothing about Soviet and Cuban troops moving into Angola, nor did they understand the strategic importance of Angola.

Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on Communism (01:54)

Reagan responds to questions about the influence of Henry Kissinger on foreign policy and on President Ford himself during this March 7, 1976 interview on "Meet the Press." He discusses the phrase "soft on communism."

Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on Disagreements with President Ford (01:19)

Reagan denies that the tension between him and President Ford will deny either the opportunity to win the election during this March 7, 1976 interview on "Meet the Press." Reagan sharply criticizes the Democratic Congress.

Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan on Richard Nixon's Pardon (02:43)

With some reservation, Reagan acknowledges that Ford's Pardon of President Nixon was a humane act during this March 7, 1976 interview on "Meet the Press."

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Ronald Reagan: March 7, 1976

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In 1976, former California Governor Ronald Reagan challenged incumbent Gerald Ford for the Republican presidential nomination. In this edition of Meet the Press broadcast two days before the Florida primary, Reagan provides circumspect answers to questions on the "horse race" between him and Ford and on how, if President, he would deal with the U.S. economy, the process of detente with the Soviet Union, and relations with Cuba. The candidate also gives his views on Henry Kissinger and considers whether he would have granted Richard Nixon a pardon. Introduced by Tim Russert.

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL39078

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9165-6

Copyright date: ©2007

Closed Captioned

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