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Labor and Wallace / Support #199764

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1968
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(Studio) UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) leaders recommend to regional leaders that they endorse Humphrey. Sign that many union members are for Wallace.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Milwaukee, WI) Crowd calls for George Wallace. [WALLACE - talks about breakdown of law and order.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Gary, IN) [WORKER - says Wallace for working man.] [2nd WORKER - says Wallace tells the truth.] [3rd WORKER - says he could straighten US out.] [Illinois AFL-CIO Robert GIBSON - says labor thrown off guard by appeal Wallace has.] Union members usually give 70% vote to Democratic candidate.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Milwaukee, WI) [WALLACE - says anarchists through on November 5.] Working men have little sympathy for anti-war protesters, college dissidents and black militants. [WALLACE - tells cameramen to get protesters on TV.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Anderson, IN) Tavern shown. [WORKER - says Wallace would keep kids off sts. A lot of crimes caused by them.] [WALLACE - says all races concerned with law and order.] Most workers in tavern felt Wallace wasn't racist. They felt Negroes not achieving equal rights in right way. [2nd WORKER - says things like poor people's campaign against taxpayer.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Illinois) [Illinois Campaign Chairperson Arthur KELLY - says Wallace never speak out for segregation.] [REPORTER - contradicts Kelly with quote from Wallace inaugural speech in Alabama.] [KELLY - says Wallace for states rights.] [REPORTER - asks why Kelly works for Wallace.] [KELLY - says Wallace answers all questions and has remedies for problems. He's 100% American and speaks with 100 proof tongue.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(No Location Given) [AFL-CIO leader George MEANY - says getting out literature showing low standard living for Alabama. Doesn't think our mbrs. want this. It's an educating process.] Emotional or gut appeal involved with Wallace supporters.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Anderson, IN) [SUPPORTER - says Wallace's only commitment is to Americans] [2nd SUPPORTER - says against busing and wants to sell home to anyone he wants to.] [3rd SUPPORTER - says Wallace tells truth and lives up to promises.] [4th SUPPORTER - says voting for Wallace because he remembers "Pueblo" and he will do.] [5th SUPPORTER - says Wallace says what he likes to hear.] Wallace stands good chance of carrying 20-35% of organized labor in key North industry states. He shakes teeth of liberals of both ptys.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:08:00

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