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Convention / Platform Committee / Vietnam #441616

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 23, 1968
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(Studio) Platform committee divides self into 3 groups to hear more testimony. 20 members begin writing document. Whitney Young of Urban League asked to submit draft of what he thought plank should say with regard to poor. Writers place law and order in other context than Republicans Report on Vietnam plank developments.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Convention Floor) Senator George McGovern representative, Pierre Salinger; Senator Eugene McCarthy representative, Richard Goodwin; ex-Kennedy aide, Theodore Sorensen, and 2 US Senator candidates, Illinois William Clark and Ohio John Gilligan to try and draw up unified Vietnam plank. Salinger and Goodwin agreed on plank; Sorensen working on own draft. McCarthy and McGovern forces suspect Sorensen trying to present major report supporting Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey rather than draw up minority report Sorensen denies this. Minority report will be drawn up since most support administration policy.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

Huntley, Chet;
Vanocur, Sander

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