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Convention / Vietnam Plank Vote #441663

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1968
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(Convention Hall) [Unidentified SPKR. - asks how much longer must we endure burden of immoral war.] [Representative Wayne HAYS - hope Democratic Party not trying to turn clock back to 1938 to seek another Chamberlain to go to Munich to surrender to those who raped Czechoslovakia.] [California Delegate Pierre SALINGER - says Vietnam motivated Robert Kennedy to become Presidential candidate. If he were here, he'd speak for minority plank.] Delegates shown cheering after Salinger's last remark. Banners held up. Voting shown. [SPKR. - calls on Tennessee.] [Tennessee Governor Buford ELLINGTON - casts 2 votes yes and 49 votes no.] [SPKR. - calls on Texas.] [Texas Governor John CONNALLY - casts all 104 votes no.] Motion fails at this point with 911 1/4 yes and 1,318 3/4 number Major plank to go in platform. Convention began singing.
REPORTER: David Brinkley; Chet Huntley

(Convention Hall) Large number of delegates sing "We Shall Overcome" and held up signs protesting war.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Convention Hall) Singing continued for 15 minutes and taken up by some of 10 other states' members Band tried to drown it out.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet

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