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Democratic Party / Internal Reforms #230455

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 1973
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(Studio) Democrats to meet for internal reforms.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) 1972 Democrat film shown. Democrats struggle to bring party back to more conservative position.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Democrat delegate selection commission meets in Washington, DC to discuss relevant problems involving candidate noms.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Quota system probably won't remain intact. [Senator George McGOVERN - states quotas never insisted upon by 1972 reform commission Sponsors reforms for quota system.] Democrats want organized labor, elected officials and South back in party without chasing young activists away. [Chairperson Robert STRAUSS - believes heated arguments in `76 will exist but without hate and bitterness.] Questioned about reforms. [STRAUSS - hopes reforms can be amended to make party better.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Older delegate selection commission members hope to bring back older, more respected nominating procedure; commission's reformers see no turning back.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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