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Where They Stand / Candidates On The Issues #198037

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 21, 1968
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(Studio) Report on candidates and issues.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Studio) CBS to hold report series of where candidates stand on issues. On October 9, Hubert Humphrey responds to questions, George Wallace on October 16. Richard Nixon declined to share forum with Wallace but campaign organization sent his campaign statements. Is law and order issue racist? September 17, 1968, paid political advertisements shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No Location Given) [NIXON - says law and order not code word for racism. Those in ghetto suffer most from crime. Blacks not only ones breaking law.] [WALLACE - says sad day when cannot speak against riots, looting, arson and murder by a few. Major people against this. Sick of liberal left-winger calling one a racist for spking. out.] [HUMPHREY - says racial overtones incld. by those who have made it an issue. A lot of crime attributed to youths. Increase in violent and street crimes. Riots general involve blacks. Never been law enforced by demagoguery. Never been riot subdued by campaign oratory.] Should federal government be concerned with regard to law and order? September 30, 1968, paid political broadcast shown. [NIXON - says problems differ in different cities. National council on law enforcement could be set up to deal with problem. Recommends national academy for ofr. training. Feels it'll raise police quality and their pay.] [HUMPHREY - says already has cabinet committee , center to coordinate crime information and national training center as Nixon suggested. Recommends federal grants to cities for police. Law and order not cheap. Police need tools to do job.] [WALLACE - says they can seek indictments of those who break federal statute. Cites examples. Says he'll have those who plot to overthrow government and city and who cross state lines to incite riots put in jail, unlike the Attorney General who spends his time busing children. Asks Congress to change some of court decisions. Says he will make Washington, DC model city.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Next report to deal with cities.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Cronkite, Walter;
Kuralt, Charles

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