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Campaign `72 / Demo. Cmtes. #223593

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 23, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic platform and riles Cmtes. try to resolve disputes using reform procedures.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Platform committee beats down Florida move to hold up proceedings until its challenged delegation is officially seated. Richard Neustadt elected committee chairperson with 4 women vice-chairperson [Mrs. Marion ANDERSON - says all 150 committee members should write platform.] [Wes WATKINS - says mood of committee Is one of participation.] [Representative Philip BURTON - suggests allowing concerned ptys. to draft portions of plank on their issues.] Slate of 15 chosen to draft platform.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Rules committee votes to recommend woman chairperson of 1976 convention Proposes abolishment of winner-take-all primaries. (Federal judge in California rejects suit by 4 defeated candidates to take away half of delegates McGovern won there, apportioning them on basis of return.) Credentials Committee faces challenge to Illinois delegation led by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Chicago alderman William Singer and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson criticize Daley supporters who shout down challenges with racial and anti-Semitic slurs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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