CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1971
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(Studio) Democratic National party divided over temporary chairperson of Credentials Committee for 1972 convention Executive committee votes, 9-3, for whole Democratic National Committee to choose Mrs. Patricia Roberts Harris.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Fight traced back to 1968 convention Party chairperson Lawrence F. O'Brien for Mrs. Harris, but worried over Senator Edward South Muskie's support for Senator Harold E. Hughes for post. [O'BRIEN - says not easy to find someone like Patricia Harris; is not conservative Democrat] February 1966 film shows Mrs. Harris, ex-Ambassador to Luxembourg, and member of Eisenhower's violence Cmsn. [Representative Shirley CHISHOLM - says needs someone committed to reform. Hughes has this gut commitment.] Decision made Wednesday
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
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