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Democratic Convention / Conditions #199267

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 1968
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(Studio) Supporters of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey to do away with continued receptions and set up party in ballroom to last 6 days.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Amphitheater's outside made to resemble White House Inside is in shambles as work continues. [Executive Director Democratic National Convention John CRISWELL - says he doesn't anticipate any problems.] [McCarthy Convention Manager Stephen MITCHELL - compares situation to that of card player playing in crooked game. It's only game in town.] [CRISWELL - says it is not itrue that Johnson and Postmaster General Marvin Watson have to approve everything. Those in management teams make those decisions.] [MITCHELL - says whoever is calling shots, we're not getting fair shake.] [Democratic National Chairperson John BAILEY - says convention will be open.] [MITCHELL - says don't believe Humphrey getting same type treatment we are. Don't know about McGovern. Bailey's resignation would be improvement. He disqualified self in January when he refused to let McCarthy come before National Committee, saying Johnson and Humphrey were his candidates.] [BAILEY - says he'll be for whoever the majority of the convention is for.] Bailey, Criswell and Mitchell agree there probably won't be any floor demonstrations. Whether there'll be any live broadcasting from inside convention being argued. Won't be any live broadcasting outside hall.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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