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Los Angeles Mayoral Race #203618

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1969
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(Studio) Gary, IN race issue brought up in California mayoral race.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Incumbent Sam Yorty and Thomas Bradley in midst of heated campaign. [YORTY - says militants quiet so as not to jeopardize Bradley's chances.] Issue clearly race. Yorty appeals to whites on riot issue. [YORTY - says Gary mayor, who campaigned for Bradley here, has his cnclmn. intimidated. Could happen here.] [BRADLEY - says Yorty stirring up fears and hatred.] Bradley backed by Los Angeles Times and high-ranking Democrats like Hubert H. Humphrey and Edward Kennedy. [YORTY - says outsiders wouldn't be so helpful if they had to live under Bradley.] [BRADLEY - concerned over failure of leadership and programs in city.] Mistake by Bradley or racial unrest could give Yorty the election.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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