Press: A Convention Hall of Mirrors

In Detroit, the story was less than met the camera's eye

"Gerald Ford will be his selection as his vice-presidential running mate ... They are going to come to this convention hall tonight to appear together on this platform ... to announce that Ford will run with him."

And that's the way it was, according to Walter Cronkite. At least that's the way it was at 10:10 Wednesday night. Within 15 minutes, CBS floor correspondents began hearing that the deal was coming unstuck. At 11:54 Dan Rather's worried voice crackled across the network's internal radio...

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