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Women's Rights #24816

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 09, 1973
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(Studio) National Women's Pol. Caucus opens convention.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Houston, Texas) [Betty FRIEDAN - says women constitute largest group in country still discriminated against.] [Representative Bella ABZUG - asks convention to challenge existing political power structure.] [Representative Shirley CHISHOLM - says to attract more women to movement must make efforts to better articulate issues.] Caucus wants more women in policy-making positions.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Studio) No. of women increasing in all public offices except Senate. Only woman Senator, Margaret Chase Smith, recently defeated.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(No location given) [SMITH - says continues to be for equal rights. Doesn't like special privileges for anybody. On question of Congress power, feels absenteeism and other such practices diminishes effectiveness of Senator and House]
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.

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