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John Lindsay / Party Switch #218542

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 11, 1971
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(Studio) New York City Mayor John Lindsay switches from Republican to Democratic Party.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) [LINDSAY - says enrolled in Democratic Party because of 20 years' failure in progressive Republican political; Republican Party moved so far from policies he considers necessary, can no longer work within it; Democratic Party offers best hope for change in national direction, leadership; attacks administration policies; doesn't know if will run for President; wants to build coalition to bring changes to government.]
REPORTER: Mike Wallace

(Studio) President Nixon has no comment concerning Lindsay's decision.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Wallace, Mike

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