ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1972
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(Studio) "Old" and "New" politics clash in Brooklyn, New York.
(Brooklyn, New York) Brooklyn characterized; high unemployment rate noted. Representative John Rooney being challenged for House seat by Allard K. Lowenstein. Rooney heads House Appropriations Subcommittee Lowenstein, backed by reform caucus, Chairs Americans for Democrat Action. [ROONEY - cites his own civil rights stance.] [LOWENSTEIN - disparages Rooney's civil rights actions.] Rooney said sure of support from shipping interests, AFL-CIO leaders Lowenstein's support of Eugene McCarthy in 1968 Presidential race, and ldrship of "dump Lyndon Johnson" movement noted. [ROONEY - speaks of his support of US role in Vietnam.] [LOWENSTEIN - says United States has no business being in Vietnam, destroying country and leaving POWs there.]
REPORTER: Glenn Troelstrup
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