NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 12, 1968
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern says he's running for Democrat President nomination so he can stop war and help with domestic problems. He waited to see if Senator Edward Kennedy would enter race 1st. Pierre Salinger, Arthur Schlesinger and Frank Mankiewicz support him.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(NYC) Excerpts of "Today Show" shown. [MCGOVERN - wants to move party in direction of ending war, scaling down military-ind. sector, help city problems and agriculture problems. Wants nomination.]
REPORTER: Ray Scherer
(DC) Workers in his Senate office shown. McGovern up for reelection. [VOLUNTEER WORKER - says McGovern can combine areas that Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Senator Eugene McCarthy are strong in. Areas: Vietnam and cities.] [2nd VOLUNTEER - says was campaign worker for Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Felt he'd do his point for McGovern.] [3rd VOLUNTEER - says McGovern shows concern in both foreign and domestic areas.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley (Narrates)
(Studio) McGovern's views seen as same as Robert Kennedy's. Chances at conv. not good. Report on McGovern California chances.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Sacramento, California) California delegation met Saturday after McGovern announced. Assembly speaker Jesse Unruh intros. McCarthy, who speaks to group. Group to go to convention uncommitted. [UNRUH - says McGovern's issues parallel to Kennedy's, but he's starting late with small power base. If conv. doesn't deadlock, his chances not good. Mtg. held in Chicago talked about McGovern; we agreed to hold open convention and strong forward-looking platform.] McGovern puts Unruh on spot. Unruh early backer of Kennedy. California delegation elected by Kennedy. Kennedy family has high regard for McGovern. Unruh still will stay uncommitted until convention
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
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