Search the Archive

UMW Election #220945

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) hold elections tomorrow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Western Pennsylvania) Tony Boyle seeking reelection while appealing 5 year sentence for illegal political contributions. Election ordered by courts because of irregularities in previous election. [BOYLE - says UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) under attack.] Union divs. go back to 1969 when Joseph Yablonski and family murdered. (Yablonski lost election to Boyle.] 2 union officials implicated in murders. Miners For Democracy formed after murders, and Arnold Miller is its candidate. Boyle says Miller a stooge for outside interests. [MILLER - says he and running mate lifelong miners.] Miller supported by young miners and retired anthracite miners. Boyle supported by strip miners and bituminous pensioners in union. Labor Department will supervise elections.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.