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Poor People's Group / Washington, DC Meetings #203496

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1969
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(Studio) Group representative poor meets with Senators seeking help in getting mtgs. with Cabinet members to discuss poverty programs
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Group led by Reverend Ralph Abernathy presents demands to Congress before giving them to Nixon. 15 bipartisan Senators listen to demands. Nixon invited group to Urban Affairs Council, but rejects requests for sessions with Cabinet officers. [ABERNATHY - says if Republicans won't see us, be talking to empty chair.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says hopeful they can obtain mtgs.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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