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Convention / McCarthy / McGovern #441667

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Senator Eugene McCarthy cancels all appts. and holds mtgs. with advisor. Tells newspaper publishers Thursday that he thought Vice President had nomination. Accepts Kennedy's decision not to run.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) [MCCARTHY - says we're behind as far as nomination goes.]
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Convention Hall) Senator George McGovern more optimistic. He too offered to support Kennedy; feels Kennedy refusal helps his chances.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) [MCGOVERN - says Kennedy told me he was taking self out of President and Vice Presidential race. Wished me well. Wants to stay in role of playing no part in influencing convention Over 300 work in delegate strength. Those who waited to see what Kennedy would do moving into our camp. So many unpredictable things happened in 1968; will wait and see how roll call goes.]
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Convention Hall) McGovern says cannot accept major Vietnam plank and couldn't run for Vice President with Humphrey with that plank.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David;
Quinn, Charles

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