CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 1969
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(Studio) Humphrey meets Democratic national committee which ratified his choice of successor to Lawrence O'Brien, party chum.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) 1st meeting since convention [O'BRIEN - let's look toward young people.] Humphrey gives 53 minute speech. Committee ratifies Humphrey's choice for chairperson, Senator Fred Harris. Unseats Alabama cmteman. who refused to swear party loyalty. Calls Georgia demos. autocratic for letting state chairperson name officials in lieu of electing them. Votes to seat 2 Humphrey supporters who had been named, not elected.
REPORTER: John Hart
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