NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 23, 1968
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(Studio) George Wallace heckled in Ohio. Senator Edmund Muskie attacks him in New Jersey speech.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Youngstown, Ohio) College students and black militants heckle Wallace. [WALLACE - says can't tell "hes" from "shes" in that crowd. You're brave throwing things.] Scuffles and arrests occur. [WALLACE - says let police handle it. You came here for trouble and that's what you'll get.] Rallies just shouting match. Voters shy from candidate who inspires such violence. Wallace throws kisses at hecklers.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker
(Irvington, New Jersey) Muskie feels Democrat tide turning. [MUSKIE - says in 1920's, Ku Klux Klan fighting Polish, Italians, Lithuanians and foreigners. That's the man (Wallace) we have to defeat and so badly that his message never heard again. He would divide us and risk all that American has built. Defeat him soundly. Only message for American is love, compassion, unity, understanding, freedom and opportunity.] Wallace may win 15% New Jersey vote.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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