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Berkeley, California / Election #216594

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 1971
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(Studio) Radicals gain power, result of elections in Berkeley, California.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Berkeley, California) Film shows: students and street people waiting for and reacting to election results; 3 radical candidates elected to City Council; liberal black elected Mayor. [New Mayor Warren WIDENER - says victory represents victory for change, for those dissatisfied.] [New Cnclman. D'Army BAILEY - doesn't feel uncomfortable with "radical" label; radical changes needed in Berkeley.] [New Cnclwoman, Llona HANCOCK - feels City Manager form of Govt. obsolete in Berkeley and must be changed.] [New Cnclman. Ira SIMMONS - says intend to take serious look at Berkeley tax structure.] Community Control of Police Amendment defeated; new Cnclmen. intend to call for resignation of Police Chief. [BAILEY - thinks present Police Chief out of step with people of Berkeley.] [WIDENER - intends to change form of Govt. tax structure and work to end Vietnam War.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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