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Campaign `72 / Demo. Cmtes. #223569

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic National Convention opens, in effect, today in Washington, DC as cmtes. convene. Rules Committee hearings begin. Platform, Credentials Cmtes. begin hearings soon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Rules Committee Chairperson, Representative James O'HARA - says proportion of men to women on cmtes. questioned.] [Illinois delegate, Thomas G. LYONS - says delegates to Rules Committee from Illinois were elected by other delegates and rules concerning quotas suggest methods of choice other than election.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) [Florida delegate for Wallace, Alex PREECE - won't leave committee unless thrown out, but feels discriminated against.]
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

(DC)By unanimous consent, committee hearing postponed. Disputed delegates try to work out unified strategy. Chrmn. O'Hara sees no room for compromise; promises show down vote.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Democratic Platform Committee members travel nation, listening to views of various party elements on issues.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Platform Committee debates Vietnam war issue. Muskie adviser Clark Clifford and McGovern adviser Abraham Chavez urge plank calling for immediate withdrawal. CHAVEZ - states McGovern's Vietnam pullout plan says they should be made part of Democratic platform.] Ex. Senator William Benton questions challenging Nixon war plan after Mayors Convention backs it. [CLIFFORD - says president policy sounds good until it's analyzed.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Sargent, Tony;
Schieffer, Bob;
Schorr, Daniel

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