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Democratic Convention / New York City #247323

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1976
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(Studio) Democratic Convention starts Monday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) New York City spent $3-4 million for construction, rebuilding and rental of Madison Square Garden. 1200 police assigned to convention Secret Service and Democrat ntl. committee are both involved with convention security. [Dep. chief NYPD Dan. COURTENAY - notes plans to accommodate protesters and still protect delegates' rights.] Carter forces take over 3 floors of 1 hotel. Hdqtrs. of California Governor Edmund Brown Junior shown. New York citizens committee will help conv. delegates. [Democratic national convention chairperson Robert STRAUSS - comments on New York City and its people.] Area surrounding Garden is full of debris, prostitutes, derelicts and pornographic shops. City ready to take care of 20-25,000 convention representatives
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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