ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1972
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(Studio) Nation's. economy plays important role in President politics, focused on Massachusetts and Pennsylvania primaries Tuesday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Homestead, Pennsylvania) Hard hats and blue collars join long hairs and war protesters in support of Senator George McGovern. [MCGOVERN - says he's struck on issues which concern workers.] [A steel worker switches allegiance from Humphrey.] (DC) Money via mail increasing at McGovern DC hdqtrs: $10,000/dayavenue[MCGOVERN - says many organizational Democrats reject him as a left-wing radical because they can't control him.] (Boston, Massachusetts) McGovern says 3 more primary wins will give him momentum and delegates for persuasive argument at Democratic Convention
REPORTER: Bill Matney
(Pennsylvania) Senator Hubert Humphrey battles Democrat machine In Pennsylvania. Governor Milton Shapp backs Muskie; Humphrey depends on support from blacks and labor. Floods state with sample ballots, tailored to each district, giving Humphrey delegates. [HUMPHREY - says Pennsylvania victory crucial to obtain Democratic nomination]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
(Massachusetts) Senator Edmund Muskie blasts Nixon administration for bombing North Vietnam. [MUSKIE - criticizes Nixon.]
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - wishes Florida primary had occured before filing date for delegates had passed in Pennsylvania, but predicts fair success with popular vote.] [USW pres, I.W. ABEL - tries to hold down Wallace support among steel workers.]
REPORTER: Steve Bell
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