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Humphrey Campaign / Berman #198314

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 09, 1968
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(Studio) Report on person close to Hubert Humphrey.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No Location Given) Edgar Berman, 53, is personal physician and crony of Humphrey's, but some see him as Svengali influence. [BERMAN - says no great political pundit. Presumptuous of him to give Humphrey basic political advice.] Berman known Vice President 14 years Has become expert on public health and refugee problems. Treats staff members and press corps at times. Treated policeman hurt in motorcade. Dictates his impressions of campaign. [BERMAN - says paradox is that idealistic youth could be attracted to McCarthy. He's not responsible political] He has continued access to Vice President Berman is sounding board for Vice President He's dove and 1 of those urging Vice President to break with President [BERMAN - says his greatest problem is getting his leadership ability across. He's number 1 guy; can't be number 2 man.] Humphrey's need for Berman not limited
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David

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