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Campaign `72 / Demo. Platform Committee #223630

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 27, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic platform committee's draft bears unmistakable McGovern stamp.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 150 member committee completes first experiment in public writing of a party platform. Series of minority reports on issues rejected in committee submitted: Wallace antibusing proposal, McGovern tax reform plan; welfare minimum; rights for homosexuals; abortion. [Virginia delegate Flora GRATER - says government shouldn't interfere with woman's right to control her reproductive life.] [California delegate Shirley MACLAINE - says abortion issue should be kept out of partisan political process.] Maim planks include: jobs for all; Federal income assistance; abolition of Nixon economic controls; antitrust action to curb conglomerates; closing tax loopholes; ending political persecution and investigation, wiretapping, etc.; use of busing as tool for integration; drive against narcotic traffickers and organized crime; withdrawal from Vietnam; amnesty after war; controlling defense budget. [Newark, N.J., Mayor Kenneth GIBSON - supports platform.] Democratic party reform committee has been effective.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Humphrey and Muskie laud platform, but Wallace campaign director calls it a suicide note for Democratic party Wallace fight against busing would, according to CBS poll, fail on convention floor.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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