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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 13, 1976
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(Studio) Debate occurs over how long to debate on platform.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Convention Floor) Democrat delegates, mostly liberals, want open convention debate on various subjects to be voted on. Carter forces are against open emotional debate.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Convention secretary Dorothy Bush announced results of votes. Motion to amend rules committee report was defeated. 2nd session of Democratic Convention began 19 mins. late.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Convention Floor) [Chairperson Democratic party Robert STRAUSS - calls convention to order.] Credentials committee reports [Chairperson credentials committee Senator Alan CRANSTON - comments on fairness of Democrat delegate selection.] Effort being made to get floor discussion of parts of platform. [DELEGATES - discuss Carter and his stands on issues.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Studio) Minority report will be voted down. Major business incls.: adoption of platform committee report, speeches by Senators George McGovern and Hubert H. Humphrey, last 2 Democrat nominees. Women caucus votes to drop demands for 50-50 representative at 1980 convention
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Convention Floor) [President NOW Karen DECROW - asks if Democratic party can do less when God ordains equal representative for men and women.] Women office holders say Carter is sensitive to womens' issues and women shouldn't rock his conv. boat. [Feminist-author Betty FRIEDAN - says Carter and Democrats can't win election without women.] Women vote and compromise wins.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Leader California delegation indicates interest of uncommitted delegates in California Governor Jerry Brown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Brown met with Washington delegation. [BROWN - asks for support.] He meets with his delegates. [BROWN - won't coerce delegates into not voting for him. Tells delegates to vote for future.] After lunch, Brown speaks on for. policy.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Spokesperson says President Ford watched some of last night's Democratic Convention but left sound down low. Ronald Reagan says he'll make no credentials challenges at Republican convention He proposes that Ford do same.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David;
Dean, Morton;
Graham, Fred;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:08:10

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