CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 12, 1980
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(Studio) Republican party efforts to improve relations with blacks noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Detroit, Michigan) Convention delegates said conservative, prosperous and mostly white. No. of black delegates cited. [Convention secretary Dr. Aris ALLEN - said many blacks feel they are not welcome in party] [New Jersey delegate Patricia STUART - says party is happy to have her on platform committee ] Consulting firm said hired by Republican to help them gain more black votes. [Consultant Robert WRIGHT - comments.] [Detroit city worker Waldrina HARRIS - says Ronald Reagan is not worried about blacks or the poor.] Reagan's absence at recent NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) convention mentioned. [Detroit NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Larry WASHINGTON - says Reagan's absence was insulting.] [Vice-chairperson Michigan Republican William PICKARD - says Jimmy Carter won't get as many black votes in `80 as he did in `76.]
REPORTER: Bob Faw
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