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Birmingham / Mayoral Election #260762

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1979
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(Studio) Major candidate in next week's mayoral elect in Birmingham, Alabama, said black.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Birmingham, Alabama) Birmingham's role in civil rights struggle recalled; films shown. police hief Bull onnor mentioned. [Cand. Richard CARRINGTON - comments on changes city has undergone.] Recent poll results reported showing racial split; details given. Most whites said supporting cand. Frank Parsons. [PARSONS - pushes law and order theme.] Parson's desire to liberalize fire arms policy stated; Arrington's candidacy said primarily due to conflict between police department and black community; details given. Incident last summer involving police shooting of unarmed black woman and refusal of incumbent mayor David Vann to act recalled; films shown.

Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam

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