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Chicago / Mayoral Race #290123

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Continue viciousness and racism of Chicago's mayoral race between Bernard Epton and Harold Washington examined; films shown. Epton noted accusing Washington of staging pro-Epton, racists demonstrations in effort to promote backlash. [Epton media adviser John DEARDOURFF - describes Washington's alleged tactics.] [Washington media adviser Bill ZIMMERMAN - responds; recalls George Wallace's president bid in 1968.] Washington advisers said withdrawing television commercial after CBS News objected to use of its tapes without authorization; details given. Washington's criticism of Epton's television campaign due to racist slant recalled. [WASHINGTON - criticizes Deardourff.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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