Search the Archive

Democrats / Platform Committee #245972

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 17, 1976
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 party platform committee begins hearings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Democratic party determined to avoid discord which permeated 1968 and `72 elections. [Chairperson Democratic national committee Robert STRAUSS - says Democrat bickering brought disaster and Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford to the US.] Rhode Island Governor Philip Noel stepped down as chairperson Black groups demanded his ouster due to remarks with regard to black parents. Blacks and liberals fought seating of Dan. Patrick Moynihan on platform drafting committee Carter's representatives worked with new chairperson, Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson, to keep Moynihan from being replaced. [Carter delegate Howard KRAMER - notes anecdote in favor of Moynihan.] [Civil Rights leader Clarence MITCHELL - says black vote not in Democratic party's pocket.] Civil rights leader Joseph Rauh seated next to Mitchell. George Wallace and George Meany don't testify because they refuse to cross NBC picketline. Carter representatives want Democrats to see that Carter can be worked with.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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.