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Campaign `72 / Kennedy #222747

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 28, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy addresses labor audience in DC; insists he is not a presidential candidate and Senator Edmund Muskie's withdrawal doesn't change his mind.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(McLean, Virginia) Kennedy, at home with his children, says he wants no part of presidential campaign. [KENNEDY - says people understand his desire not to accept a draft, more than do newsmen.] (Indianapolis, IN) Like brothers John and Robt, Edward cannot escape crowds. Chappaquiddick still a question. Assassination feared.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(McLean, Virginia) [KENNEDY - explains IN enthusiasm. - Says Democrats can succeed in 1972, and he will support nomination] [American for Democrat Action, Allard LOWENSTEIN - says nation loved Robert and needs Edward] [Senator Ernest F. HOLLINGS - says Edward Kennedy wants to serve people of Mass.] [KENNEDY - ignores urgings; attacks Republican admin, especially about Vietnam war.] (DC) Kennedy carries on work as a Senator, unscathed by primaries in which his colleagues are being battered and bruised. His mail increases. [KENNEDY - reminisces about brother Robt's. campaign.] (Atlantic City, New Jersey) UAW convention pressures him. (McLean, Virginia) [KENNEDY - says Democratic party leaders understand why he won't accept a draft, even for sake of party unity.] Plays football with children.

(Studio) CBS poll asks Democrat state chairperson (78% contacted) who their preference would be at convention in event of deadlock. 33% favor Kennedy draft. Other statistics cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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