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Muskie Campaign #441966

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 19, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Edward Muskie's message is that if all those who don't get what want try to destroy cntry., they may succeed. Report on his campaign.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Baltimore, Maryland) Muskie rides in "I Am An American" parade. [MUSKIE - says our job to show our government system can survive; that reason can rule panic. Communication can replace confrontation.] Muskie talks of reason and American values. [MUSKIE - says radicals want instant success. Takes time and persistence. Force is no answer; persuasion is.]
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Saint Louis, Missouri) Muskie shown at gathering for rich and elite at mayor's home. [MUSKIE - cites unrest among young. They have honest doubts about our society. Must trust them.] Shown aboard plane. [MUSKIE - says not reassured we can meet test. Div. grows on every side. Americans attracted more to appeals of division than unity. Attracted more to dissent than responsibility for resolving differences.] Muskie to continue to campaign in low-key manner.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David

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