CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 26, 1977
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(Studio) Report on results of ERA supporters' request to Congress to extend deadline for getting ERA ratified by states; House Judiciary Committee's question to Justice Department noted. NOW claims of success in convention boycotts of cities in states not ratifying ERA cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Actual or potential losses due to convention boycott in Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Chicago listed. Feelings of conv. officials described. [Atlanta convention bureau spokesperson James HURST - cites concerns of convention officials that this could set precedent and shift pattern of industry] American Psychological Association's participation in boycott stated. [American Psychological Association spokesperson Charles KIESLER - cites reason Association participates.] [NOW president Eleanor SMEAL - notes extent of support for ERA and potential effects if all join convention boycott.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
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