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Demo. Platform Committee #246424

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 15, 1976
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(Studio) Democratic platform committee meets in DC.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Red-flag issues such as gay rights and legalization of marijuana nixed by Carter supporters at platform committee meeting [OR delegate Jack DELAY - speaks against overconcern with regard to issues that Republicans might criticize.] [DELEGATES - vote against marijuana clause.] Language removed that would have placed full cost of national health insurance and welfare on federal government [Carter issues coordinator Stuart EIZENSTAT - urges move toward structured system.] Liberals argue for stronger statement re: amnesty for Vietnam war service evasion. [Colorado delegate Sam BROWN - asks delegates to stand up and be counted (on Vietnam issues.)] Compromise reached; explained. [EIZENSTAT - urges support of amendment.] Eizenstat opinion with regard to compromise considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley

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