CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 22, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic Party searches for scapegoat following President defeat.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [July `72 film of Democratic Convention shown.] Mrs. Jean Westwood chosen as party chairperson Move to dump Westwood mow, headed by anti-McGovern forces (pro Meany, Jackson, Muskie, Humphrey, Wallace people). [Former Democrat ntl. cite. treasurer Robert STRAUSS - says Westwood cannot reunite party Is possible Westwood successor, but friends were among Democrats for Nixon.] [Former Democrat Chairperson Lawrence O'BRIEN - also possible candidate for chairperson, says Mrs. Westwood should step down.] Results of CBS News survey of Democratic National Committee members shows lack of support for Westwood. [June, `72 film of credentials committee battle over Chicago delegation shown. Mayor Daley's forces lost seats.] [McGovern aide Frank MANKIEWICZ - says Democrats who deserted party should not be rewarded with control now.] [Muskie man George MITCHELL - considered as Westwood successor.] [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - calls for Westwood's resignation.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean
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