NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
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(Studio) Detroit mayoral campaign focuses on law and order.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Detroit, Michigan) Candidates are white Cnty. Sheriff Roman Gribbs, and black Cnty. Auditor, Rich Austin. Gribbs supported by police, firemen, and blue- collar whites. He hasn't injected race into campaign. Austin backed by blacks, UAW, Teamsters, several white civic groups, and 1 of 2 newspapers. 2 talk of race in television debate. [AUSTIN - says race issue relevant. Crossparents of urban crisis must be recognized.] [GRIBBS - says race issue can divide city; therefore, it is not relevant.] Cnclwoman., Mary Beck, is 3rd candidate.
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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