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18 Year Old Vote / Texas #213566

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 29, 1971
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(Studio) How 18-yr. old vote influenced Texas election reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Huntsville, Texas) Campus candidate for city council seat is Danny Billingsley. He's 25, has short hair and local boy. [STUDENT - says we're trying to get Danny elected.] Students shown working. Prominent business and civic leader, Mrs. Gloria Pickett, favored. [2nd STUDENT - says not radical; just wants voice.] [RESIDENT - says students qualified to act in responsible manner.] [2nd RESIDENT - says need new ideas.] Town segregated. [BILLINGSLEY - talks about lack of access to city sewer.] Dep. registrars sworn to get new voters. [Student Mobilization Committee Bob McCRACKEN - says students apathetic.] [3rd STUDENT says not qualified to vote; doesn't pay enough attention to what's going on.] students lured to vote by petitions to make town wet. Car pools and buses take students to vote. Nearly 400 have voted. Billingsley wins. [BILLINGSLEY - says got to live up to what I can do.] [Countdown `72 David MADDOX - says shows students can do it.] Only 25% town voters voted. Students enthused over prospects of student government
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton
Duration:
00:05:30

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