CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 31, 1968
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(Studio) Report on other President candidates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(No Location Given) 3 regular President candidates shown. [Eldridge CLEAVER - says this year have choice between oink, sink and oink.] He's on ballot in 5 states for Peace and Freedom Party Ex-convict and information minister of Black Panthers and author of "Soul On Ice." [CLEAVER - speaks of coalition of blacks and whites. Seeking to export this development from California to rest of nation] Comedian Dick Gregory representatives Peace and Freedom party in other states; in New York he representatives Freedom and Peace party; splinter group. [GREGORY - says blacks didn't riot this summer. Read our consumer reports; won't steal bad stuff anymore. Tells advantages of police getting higher wages.] Henning Blomen is Socialist-Labor candidate. [BLOMEN - says social and economy system that produces war must be uprooted. That's capitalism and USSR regime.] Fred Halstead is Socialist-Worker candidate. He visited Vietnam this yr. and is leader of antiwar movement. [HALSTEAD - tells of maps that define free world.] Communist Party candidate is black woman, Charlene Mitchell. [MITCHELL - says United States will institution socialism based on its own heritage and traditions. That system will reflect American and not any other cntry.] Prohibition party candidate is Earle Harold Munn. Opposes Communism; calls for tax cuts and limits on federal power. [MUNN - has 28 planks in platform, not just plank against alcohol.] Minor candidates expect to be heard.
REPORTER: John Laurence