NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Strom Thurmond says he'll stress Republican candidate Spiro Agnew's law and order stand while campaigning for Republicans in South Denies Richard Nixon sold out to South Republicans by picking Agnew. Agnew returns to Maryland last night.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Baltimore, Maryland) Airport crowd greets Agnew. Few Negroes there to protest cuts in medical aid to poor. [AGNEW - says Americans desire return to moderation.] At news conference Agnew answers charges of racism. [AGNEW - says did more to recognize Negroes than anyone else in this office. Apptd. judge, school board mbrs., equalized draft board mbrs., put Negroes on my staff and recognized Negroes here entitled to representation. Great major thinking Negroes will reject the scurrilous attacks on his background.] He'll speak for civil rights and against violence; sees no inconsistency there.
REPORTER: Don Oliver