NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 19, 1968
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(Studio) McCarthy supporters charge President Johnson and aides with orging. conv. and platform. Charge party bureaucrats running things rather than the elected representatives or candidates.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No Location Given) President John F. Kennedy's appts. secretary and candidate for Massachusetts governor, Ken. O'Donnell and Ohio Senator candidate, John Gilligan spking. for candidates who want forward platform. [GILLIGAN - says over 1/2 witnesses are from administration They'll talk of administration accomplishments, but candidates want to talk in full committee rather than sub-committee of Vietnam, crime and urban crisis. Sub-committees could deal with past glories. Democratic Party needs to speak specifically. Committee supposed to be in charge, not administration, but it remains to be tested.] Gilligan and O'Donnell resisting President attempts to dictate platform. They'll work with McCarthy supporters on Vietnam plank. They have enough votes to force convention floor fight if document not to their liking.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur