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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 22, 1968
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(Studio) 7 million Negroes eligible to vote in President election. In 1964, less than 6% voted for Barry Goldwater. Richard Nixon won't do much better. Report on changing political attitudes.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Watts-Los Angeles, California) To Negroes, law and order means breakdown in police discipline and civil rights slowdown. Most to vote Democratic out of habit.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Blacks tired of being considered bloc. They're voting for Negro candidates.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Watts-Los Angeles, California) [Black activist Lou SMITH - says Nixon not saying anything that can be related to. Respect Wallace because he's honest. Humphrey not exciting black community. Black community will pay dues at end of election. Watts political heroes gone, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Robert F. Kennedy. Cites Humphrey, Nixon and Wallace points of view with regard to Negroes. We'll keep moving on. Democratic vote just habit. Wallace and Nixon given no lip-service to black community. They'll vote for memory of RFK but many might not vote. Humphrey doesn't look that much better than Wallace.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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