Search the Archive

Chicago / Mayor vs Council #290551

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1983
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Chicago, Illinois) Ongoing conflict between Mayor Harold Washington and machine-controlled city council examined. [Alderman Edward VRDOLYAK - notes United States is not USSR .] [WASHINGTON - claims he has the majority.] Democratic party disunity over Washington's campaign pledge to dismantle political machine noted. [Alderman Danny DAVIS - calls for negotiations.] [Alderman Roman PUCINSKI - denies white alderman have animosity towards mayor.] [Northwestern Univ. spokesperson William SAMPSON - thinks conflict is power struggle between whites and blacks.] [Univ. spokesperson Louis MASOTTI - disagrees.] Washington noted boycotting Democrat fundraiser last night.
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Schieffer, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.