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Democratic Convention Site / 2 Choices #241635

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 27, 1975
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(Studio) Democratic party chooses New York City as convention site.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Chairperson Democratic National party Robert STRAUSS - says we'll choose between 2 great cities.] [Los Angeles Mayor Tom BRADLEY - says city great for convention and family.] [New York City Mayor Abraham BEAME - says New York City still "Big Apple" and hometown for progress and change.] Mayors tried to sell cities. [BEAME - says police protection to be above that called for in DNC contract.] [STRAUSS - asks about police methods.] [BRADLEY - says police skull-cracking no problem.] [New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association Doug. WEAVING - says no plans to disrupt convention if held in NYC.] [Los Angeles consultant Richard MURPHY - says less chance of disaster here than anywhere.] New York City says Madison Square Garden alterations can be worked out. [BRADLEY - says Los Angeles to host conv.; I'm mayor (with regard to anti-conv. remarks by Governor Edward Brown.)] Committee votes 11-9 for NYC. [Dep. Mayor New York Stanley FRIEDMAN - asks for unanimous vote.] [BRADLEY - cites disappointed Congratulates Beame.] [FRIEDMAN - says site committee had tough selection.] Strauss was in favor of NYC.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Comparison of 2 cities.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) New York City picks up tab for Garden use and renovations. May cost $2 million. City expects $25 million +. [New York City comptroller Harrison GOLDIN - says publicity will be helpful.] Hotels near convention site and Governor Hugh Carey close to Robert Strauss. Carey says lack of bank confidence wipes out plan to save city from default.
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Los Angeles, California) Site selection tour group entertained. Convention Center big enough without massive reconstruction. Shuttle buses promised from hotels to center Free use of convention center and free police security offered. Governor Edward Brown never met with selection committee [Chairperson Louisiana convention committee Paul ZIFFREN - says governor not enthusiastic about conv.] City losing $5-15 million in economy benefits.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Reporter(s):
Bowser, Betty Ann;
Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley;
Young, Steve
Duration:
00:06:20

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