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Convention / Humphrey - Muskie #1494

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey announces his Vice President choice.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) [HUMPHREY - announces his choice of Vice President: Senator Edmund Muskie. decision due to qualifications.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Convention Hall) Report on Muskie.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Humphrey strategists had considered Muskie leading candidate. Decision made at 3:30 a.m. Others considered: Senator Fred Harris and Lawrence O'Brien. Muskie proved vote-getter. Satisfactory to organized labor and conservative South
REPORTER: Bill Lawrence

(Convention Hall) [MUSKIE - says choice is negotiated settlement with or without safeguards to protect free election.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Muskie, 54, is Catholic and of Polish origin. Believed he'll get back Polish votes that would have gone to Alabama Governor George Wallace.
REPORTER: Bill Lawrence

Lawrence, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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