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Chicago Violence / Commission / Congress / Long / Daley #199935

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1968
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(Studio) Johnson's special commission on violence to investigate Chicago disorders. Chairperson Milton Eisenhower says group acted on its own. Congress argues over Mayor Richard Daley and his handling of disorders. Illinois Representative Roman Pucinski says thank God for Daley. Senator Stephen Young calls security planning disaster and disgrace. Accuses Daley of imposing police state.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Senator Russell LONG - says television coverage sorriest in its' history. Left out more facts than put in. Gave improper picture. Mob there to break up convention and violate laws. Little said with regard to police injuries. Didn't see anything about Viet Cong flag waved in Grant Park and police being insulted. Might be well for federal government to take close look at what happened. Police and mayor doing their duty. Ought to see if networks can justify maligning city without giving Mayor too much chance to defend himself.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) CBS turns down Daley's request for 1 hour prime time to explain what happened. CBS President, Frank Stanton tells Daley in telegram that CBS gave fair and ample coverage to different sides in demonstrations. Notes that Daley voiced views in 1/2 hour interview with Walter Cronkite on last night convention and in prime time.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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