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Muskie Campaign #198243

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 04, 1968
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(Studio) Report on Senator Muskie's campaign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No Location Given) Muskie political unknown and unorthodox individual. His style slowly evolving.
REPORTER: George Herman

(Pennsylvania) Students heckle him. [MUSKIE - suggests 1 of students have 10 minutes of uninterrupted speech if he then gets uninterrupted attention]
REPORTER: George Herman

(Michigan) Wallace supporters heckle him. [MUSKIE - says it's typical Wallace response that when you haven't got answer, you make noises. Time for you to start making sense.]
REPORTER: George Herman

(No Location Given) [MUSKIE - says Wallace hecklers don't have excuse. Might invite them up to speak]
REPORTER: George Herman

(Detroit, Michigan) Muskie tells crowds what they ought to hear not what they want to hear. Speaks to UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) local. [MUSKIE - says compared to those in 1932 who fought for what they had, many in 1968 fight for what they don't have.]
REPORTER: George Herman

(No Location Given) Mrs. Muskie follows her husband. [Mrs. MUSKIE - tells of catching him with navy socks and green suit. Senators under pressure. When he blows stack, it's at home but doesn't happen often.] Muskie can be tough. [MUSKIE - cites Nixon record as Vice President; he voted against education for American children in 1960.] Muskie talks of self and role in campaign. [MUSKIE - says tries to be himself. Problem more difficult for Hubert H. Humphrey. Likes and respects him.] Audiences seem to like and respect Muskie, though speeches too long, earnest and dull. May catch fire later in campaign.
REPORTER: George Herman

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George
Duration:
00:07:30

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