CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 11, 1969
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(Studio) Justice Department spokesperson says administration intervened in investigation of Chicago Democratic Convention violence. Attorney General John Mitchell asks for delay of indictments.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Auto convention held at International Amphitheater. Convention business not affected by adverse publicity. [Field newspapers Emmett DEDMON - says Chicago in good shape.] 132nd birthday of city. Mayor Richard M. Daley cuts cake. [DALEY - says he didn't handle convention and doesn't rule police department O.W. Wilson does. Says he gave no orders.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Jay MILLER - admits base of Daley's support.] People congratulate Daley on conv. tactics. [Alderman Paul WIGODA - says newspapers don't criticize Daley because there isn't anything to criticize.] Chicago "Journalism Review" takes Chicago papers to task. 2 "Review" spokesperson tell of Daley escaping crusading rpting. [Alderman Leon DESPRES - says city doesn't care about public image. Wants to exploit power.] [Congress Roman PUCINSKI - says Daley doesn't panic easily.] [DEDMON - says people admire success and muscle.] Chicago is Daley's town.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas