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LV Concorde lands at airport.
LV Mr. and Mrs. Ford greet ZOOM M. and Mme Giscard D'Estaing. INTO CU
LV Presidents Ford and Giscard inspect Guard of Honour.
MLV President Giscard standing with President Ford addresses crowd.
LV The two Presidents in talks INT at the White House
EXT Reporter commenting on SCU visit outside White House
CU Reporter ZOOM IN SLOWLY
"President Giscard's arrival in the U.S.... fitting tribute to his country's reputation for pride. He came in ... Concorde. The flight from paris ... took 3 hours 20 minutes...."
"The two leaders... went through the conventional state visit ceremony which includes a review of the troops. They praised the close relationship between the two countries, President Giscard reciting his speech in French and then in English.
During a 2 hour Oval Office meeting, they discussed among other things black nationalism in Africa. Tonight President Ford hosts a state dinner at the White House.
Tomorrow night President Giscard is the host at a dinner at the french Embassy when much attention will be riveted on returns from the Michigan primary. President Ford has called his home state primary a "must win" situation. Around the White House today there was public confidence but private nervousness. Ford camp strategists had hoped to boost the Michigan effort over the weekend by persuading a number of uncommitted delegates from other states to publicly declare for the President but those delegates had decided to wait until after the Michigan primary to make their move.
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