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Al Smith Dinner #197964

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 17, 1968
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(Studio) Richard Nixon, President Johnson and Hubert Humphrey attend $100 plate dinner.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Al Smith charity dinner of New York Catholic archdiocese held in Waldorf-Astoria. Supposed to be nonpartisan. [NIXON - says Humphrey son of druggist and he is son of grocer no matter what some say. Winning more fun than losing.] [HUMPHREY - says any poor boy can grow up to be Vice President Never knew friend aspired to live in public housing.] [JOHNSON - says no veteran but General Custer could appreciate his feelings. Says this could be his last press conference Won't have LBJ to kick around any more.] Last remark parody of Nixon's remark when he lost California Governor's race in 1962. 2 candidates, President, and Archbishop Terence Cooke pose.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John

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