Search the Archive

Demo. Credentials Committee / McGovern #223693

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 30, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Democratic credentials committee debating challenge to seating of Chicago Mayor Daley's 59 delegates. McGovern forces solidly against Daley.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Daley underdog in this challenge. McGovern would gain 41 delegates if Daley defeated, but could lose any Daley support in November
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Wide lobbying and politicking. Humphrey aide, on convention floor before mtg. hustling vote for Daley. Chicago alderman, William Singer, head of group opposing Daley, predicted no compromise. Eli Siegel, McGovern's coordinator, would have preferred a compromise. [Attorney for challenged delegate, John R. REILL - says he was made an offer with people claiming association with McGovern; accepted it; then offer withdrawn.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Chicago challenge began with attorney statements. [Attorney for challenged delegates, Jerome TORSHEN - asks meeting to open up the party by recognizing the right to vote as cornerstone of party process.] [Wayne WHALEN, attorney for challengers - says evidence shows slates submitted to Daley for his personal approval. There can be no Chicago exception to party rules pertaining to primaries, convs. and caucuses.] Vote on Daley challenge soon.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Senator McGovern angered at California delegation decision. McGovern spoke to a convention of electrical workers to ask support for his candidacy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [MCGOVERN - thinks decision will be reversed. Was a real power play.] McGovern appealed to union men on basis of common enemy. [MCGOVERN - Nixon in 1967, said it would take a genius to wreck United States economy Says he's here to congratulate a genius.] McGovern's coolness decreased. [MCGOVERN - concedes he hasn't been 1st choice of some union leaders, but same was true of John Kennedy, Harry Truman and Franklin Roosevelt.] Reception didn't hide fact that McGovern's candidacy has been hurt. Strong desire for revenge among McGovern supporters.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Schieffer, Bob;
Schoumacher, David
Duration:
00:08:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.