NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 13, 1969
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(Studio) Democrats thought party dissenters would give up fight against leaders after election. Dissenters to form permanent orgs.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Great Neck, New York) [New Democrat Coalition Lester ZIRIN - can win primaries.] After election, dissenters in Great Neck, New York kept mimeographing pamphlets to voters, building grass-roots orgy. Could get on without Eugene McCarthy. [DON. SHAFFER - should screen candidates, approach regular Democrats,endorse candidates and work out program for areas w/out it.] [Eugene RAPELYEA - our secret weapon is determination.] [Representative Allard LOWENSTEIN - don't work just for elections, make sure candidates do what they said after them.] If keep up momentum, could give Democrats trouble. Some afraid Democratic leaders will try to take over reform movements. [Comments by defeated Senator candidate Paul O'DWYER.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker