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Republican Ticket / Nixon / Agnew / Racism #199217

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 13, 1968
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(Studio) Richard Nixon tries to unify Republican Party Talks to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and New York City Mayor John Lindsay on phone. Aides say they'll support Republican ticket enthusiastically. Michigan Governor George Romney and Illinois Senator Charles Percy reportedly pledge support. Report on Nixon's Vice President choice.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Agnew shown with group of men. People wonder about his stand with regard to racism.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Baltimore, Maryland) Film shown of aftermath of April riots. Agnew shown speaking to black leaders on Apr. 11, 1968. [AGNEW - speaks to black leaders about criticism directed towards them because of perverted concept of race loyalty.] 70 of 100 at meeting walked out. Some of same black leaders announce committee to work against Nixon - Agnew ticket. [Union Baptist Church Pastor, Reverend Vernon DOBSON - says surprised at Agnew's nomination due to lack of attributes required for lesser jobs than Vice President]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(No location given) [Republican Congress Candidate James FARMER - says many policies of Agnew racist. Doesn't team law and order up with justice. Shooting looters shows he places property values above human lives.]
REPORTER: Ben Silver

(San Francisco, California) [AGNEW - says sorry to hear Jackie Robinson's comment with regard to Republican ticket. At meeting in New York, thought Robinson and he had compatible views on urban problems. Hopes to talk to him.] Agnew stand is civil rights with law and order. At Portuguese - American Fraternal dinner, he defended his stand. [AGNEW - says cannot have justice and change without order. Not right to move against laws without resorting to court grievance procedure or political process.] Agnew feels more will agree with his call of civil rights and law and order.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Silver, Ben
Duration:
00:05:40

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