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Campaign `72 / McGovern and Jews #224600

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 30, 1972
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(Studio) McGovern campaigns to groups most upset by his candidacy: labor, Wall Street, Jews.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) McGovern visits New York garment district to win Jewish votes. [Harvard sociologist, Prof. Seymour LIPSET- says Jews see introduction of quotas by ancestry as reintro. of what has traditionally been anti-Semitic way of defining things. Considers McGovern's view on Israel, lukewarm at best.] President Nixon woos swaying Jewish voters; sends Henry Kissinger to brief Jewish leaders Many former Humphrey youth supporters now back Nixon. [McGOVERN - speaking to New York Bd. of Rabbis, says when Nixon placed moratorium on jets to Israel, he tried to reverse administration position through Congress Cites administration votes with Soviet-Arab bloc against Israel in UN.] Statistics on Jewish voting patterns cited.
REPORTER: Joel Blocker

Reporter(s):
Blocker, Joel;
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:04:10

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