NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1968
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(Studio) Two President candidates, George Wallace and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey speak at American Legion convention
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(New Orleans, Louisiana) [WALLACE - says need to cut out some of foreign aid and poverty money.] Wallace got polite reception but no wild enthusiasm. [WALLACE - says his ideas and thoughts with regard to foreign and domestic policy coincide with the Legion's.] Fund-raising luncheon shown. Crowd shouts "We want Wallace". [WALLACE - says won't have national convention as such. Have mini-convention in states where law requires it. To spend money on convention and television time.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker
(New Orleans, Louisiana) [HUMPHREY - says police carry burden of battle against crime.] His reception warm, but Louisiana Governor John McKeithen refuses to endorse Humphrey and state to probably go to Wallace. Vice President had been in Texas before Louisiana. Got warm welcome there. [HUMPHREY - says will put government resources behind police.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
(Houston, Texas) Governor John Connally refuses to support Vice President and show up for his Texas kick-off. [HUMPHREY - says all Democrats in Texas will march together.] No indication that Connally will join the Vice President.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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