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Demo. Platform / Hearings / California / Indiana / Massachusetts / New York #199303

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1968
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(Studio) Report on effort to bridge gap between Democratic Party and People.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Congmen. holding hearings across United States to hear grass roots opinions to influence Democratic platform. Chairperson National Platform Committee Representative Hale Boggs opposes hearings. Vice President and McCarthy like this approach. [Assistant Secretary of State JFK Roger HILSMAN - says Communist side might succumb if US called cease-fire unless attacked. United States has failed in Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(Indianapolis, IN) [SPKR. - urges endorsement of Kerner report] [2nd SPKR. - says platform should express unjustness inherent in American's racial social structure. Commitments should be made to justice before law and order.]
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(Boston, Massachusetts) [SPKR. - says Democratic Party shouldn't follow Republican Party blindly down the road of blandness and generalities, accommodating the Strom Thurmonds and George Wallaces.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(NYC) Committee chairperson Representative Hugh Carey talked with Jerome Wilson of WCBS-TV. [CAREY - says that Congress is realizing that people are not in total agreement with the things majority is doing.] Congressmen are hopeful that meetings can be held once a year
REPORTER: Bill Stout

Cronkite, Walter;
Stout, Bill

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