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Demo. Coalition / Rhode Island / Connecticut / New York #441954

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1968
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(Studio) There are signs old Democrat coalition not holding up.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(N. Kingstown, R. I.) [Union member Arthur GREGORY - says Democrats always been for working man. Men with money for Republicans] Gregory shown at work. [GREGORY - believes Humphrey will follow in Johnson's footsteps and will improve on it (Sic). Always out of work or not making much money when Republicans in. Working man important to political]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Westport, Connecticut) [Anne WEXLER - says worked for policies inimical to what Humphrey is running on.] She was against war and for Senator Eugene McCarthy. She and friends working for anti-war candidate, Senator Abraham Ribicoff. [WEXLER - cites Humphrey alternating views from day to day. He chose to espouse programs of President If he could be own man, he could win election.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) [Civil Aeronautics Board DRIVER - says good and bad in both races, but more in colored than white. Never picks up blacks because doesn't like to be abused.] He has been Democrat but now for George Wallace. Bought own home; family shown. [DRIVER - says been mugged twice. Thinks Wallace would get better police force. Doesn't like Nixon or Humphrey. Thought about voting for Wallace due to riots and police being shot.] Democrat alliance not working anymore. Theme song could be "They're Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine".
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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