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Republican National Committee / Minority Vote Efforts #254731

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 20, 1978
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(Studio) Republican national committee 's rejection of conservative black woman's bid to become party co-chairperson at Washington, DC meeting reported, along with committee 's move to attract more blacks to ranks of party
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on Republican national committee meeting [National chairperson Bill BROCK - says Carter tax cut proposal is highly political and cites reasons.] Co-chairperson race between present co-chairperson Marv Crisp and challenger Dr. Gloria Toote detailed; Crisp wins. Toote's support of Ronald Reagan in 1976 president election campaign noted. GOP's efforts to give minority voters alternative to Democrats described. [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - views presence at meeting as realization by Republicans that blacks do exist and are here today, and that black vote makes political difference.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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