Search the Archive

Republican National Convention / First Session / Speculation #1530

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 05, 1968
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) California Governor Ronald Reagan candidate for Republican President nomination California delegation asked him to become active candidate. Reagan declaration to try to stop 1st ballot nomination for Richard Nixon. ABC projection for Wednesday's 1st ballot: Nixon 601; Nelson Rockefeller 306; Reagan 209 and others 217. 667 needed. 1st session of 1968 Republican Convention now history. Delegates ignored almost everything said.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Miami Beach, Florida) [Chairperson Republican National Committee Ray C. BLISS - opens convention.] Convention floor shown. Florida Governor showed that extremism in pursuit of publicity is not vice. Delegate, Reagan, Governor George Romney shown. At second session, Republicans will pay tribute to past and anticipate future. Ex-President Dwight D. Eisenhower to send message from Walter Reed Army Hospital. Senator Barry Goldwater to speak Washington Governor Dan Evans to give keynote speech concerning domestic problems. 56 members of 58 member Ohio group to stay with Governor James Rhodes. Michigan group committed to Governor George Romney. Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew called news conference; reported preparing to support Nixon. Maryland has 26 votes; 16 to go for Nixon. Rockefeller visits Agnew, apparently to convince him to stay favorite son. Rockefeller says didn't press Agnew not to support Nixon.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:04:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.