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Voter Attitudes / Cleveland Mayor Recall Effort #257981

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 23, 1978
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(Studio) Repeal of gay rights laws in Miami, Saint Paul and Wichita in recent mos., similar vote today in Eugene, OR, recalls of city cmsnrs. in Birmingham, Michigan, and Alamogordo, NM, and recall movement against Cleveland's new mayor given as exs. of apparent negative attitude of voters recently.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cleveland, Ohio) Film of Mayor Dennis Kucinich's victory night speech shown. [KUCINICH - says city will have calm and stable government] Cleveland's lack of calm and stable government since then noted. Details given about recall efforts against mayor. [Phone CALLER - tells mayor to hang in there.] [KUCINICH - says he will.] Peek in citizens' anger against mayor when he fired own apptee., Police Chief Richard Hongisto, reported [KUCINICH - says Hongisto didn't want to accept authority of mayor's office.] [HONGISTO - responds to this charge] [Recall leader William SULLIVAN - describes feelings about city administration's attitude toward people and reasons he favors recall.] [KUCINICH - says recall act is by sore losers, special interest groups, to get city hall back.] Divisions in city government detailed. [WOMAN - reports city council vote.] [KUCINICH - won't say there hasn't been pressure due to political attack.] [HONGISTO - says city seems worse under Kucinich than under mayor's predecessor, who was considered incompetent.] Cleveland's other problem's, include school busing program, noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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