× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Mayoral Race / Michigan #443149

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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

Huntley, Chet;
Matney, Bill

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.