CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 1972
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(Studio) Illinois president primary to be held tomorrow. Senator Edmund Muskie faces former Senator Eugene McCarthy for popularity poll which has no meaning except psychological impact. Convention delegates will be chosen. however, and those pledged to Muskie and Senator George McGovern run with field of uncommitted delegates. Latter would probably go to Democratic Convention under control of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Winners of Illinois race cannot claim convention delegates, so real race is for delegates tally.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
(Chicago, Illinois) Muskie is more aggressive and issue-oriented now: VII War, tax reform, big business, quotes John Kennedy. Says Nixon broke promises to end war, inflation, and unemployment.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(Peoria, Illinois) McGovern campaigns hard in Illinois to win delegates.
REPORTER: Michele Clark
(Quincy, Illinois) McCarthy expects to do well in preferential ballOting, disregarding lack of committed delegates.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
(Chicago, Illinois) Treasury Department offers Secret Service protection to 5 leading President candidates: Muskie, McGovern, Humphrey, Jackson, and Wallace. Denies it to others include: Chisholm, Lindsay, and McCarthy. Men are on the job in accord with 1968 law passed after assassination of Robert Kennedy. Secretary of Treasury John Connally decided who could get protection. Mayor Daley has not said which candidate he will back.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
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