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Humphrey - Muskie / O'Brien / New York City Campaign #441701

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 1968
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(Studio) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey replaces John Bailey with Lawrence O'Brien as chairperson Democratic National Committee Bailey and President Johnson arranged Democratic convention. O'Brien was campaign manager for John F. Kennedy and working for Robert F. Kennedy when he died. Humphrey and Vice President choice, Senator Edmund Muskie before Democratic National Committee
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) [HUMPHREY - says can trace any difficulty to Democrats lack of unity. Calls Senator George McGovern coming up to platform last night 1 of most magnanimous acts of party loyalty and statesmanship. Sure others will come too. Must give people time.] Resentment many Democrats took away from convention not based on Vice President, but system that gave him nomination, especially Mayor Richard Daley. McCarthy, McGovern and Robert Kennedy supporters thought system irrelevant to problems of time. Now find system brutal.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) Humphrey to open campaign Monday in New York City by marching in Labor Day Parade. His strongest support in labor unions. He'll probably march without Democratic Senate candidate, Paul O'Dwyer, due to Vice President's support for Vietnam.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Vanocur, Sander
Duration:
00:03:30

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