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Democratic Convention Reform / Hubert H. Humphrey / McGovern #441475

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 14, 1968
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(Studio) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Senator George McGovern ask the Democratic National Committee to take out time-wasting nonsense from convention and to eliminate floor demonstrations. Humphrey asks that all nominating speeches be held to 10 minutes with no more than 2 seconding speeches, each 5 minute Humphrey made his suggestions to Democratic National Chairperson John Bailey in letter. McGovern holds press conference.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No Location Given) [MCGOVERN - recommends floor demonstrations be ended. Cmtes. to advise candidates they're wanted in convention hall shall be eliminated, as candidates watch proceedings on TV. Americans sick and tired of hoopla; they're interested in issues and nominations.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Delegates and television audience will be gratified if reforms made.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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