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Campaign `72 / Demo. National Committee Leaders #21587

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 1972
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(Studio) New staff at Democratic national headquarters begins facing problems.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Lawrence O'Brien's name remains on door and pictures of Kennedy, Johnson, Stevenson, and (mostly) Humphrey remain on walls. If George McGovern is still unpictured, he is represented by his hand-picked new chairperson, Mrs. Jean Westwood, who meets for 1st time with committee staff. [WESTWOOD - calls for discussion of party's. financial problems.] [Democratic national committee treasurer, Donald PETRIE - refuses to discuss them before cameras.] Off camera, however, he tells staff there is no money, and for 2 weeks, no paychecks for 60 staffers. Ones who remain will get back pay.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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