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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 13, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Democratic Convention harmony.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) 1964 film shows Mississippi delegates known as Freedom Democrats who challenged all-white Mississippi delegation. They got 2 seats. Credentials committee threw out all-white Mississippi delegations at 1968-72 convs. and seated integrated groups.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(NYC) Mississippi delegation is 1/3 black and 1/2 male and 1/2 female. Ku Klux Klan members are reported in group but group's leader is civil rights advocate and Freedom Democrat, Dr. Aaron Henry. Delegates buttons say: "Rethink Mississippi." [Co-vice chairperson HENRY - comments on delegation's unity.] [Co-vice chairperson Helen TEDFORD - says major of group is unified.] Differences noted between delegates: Ross Barnett Junior and Charles Evers.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) CBS coverage of convention to resume at 6 p.m. EDT.

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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