NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 22, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Edmund Muskie wins 63% vote in Illinois president preference primary and 59 Democratic Convention delegates. Former Senator Eugene McCarthy got 37% president preference vote and no delegates. Senator George McGovern won 14 delegate votes. 87 uncommitted delegates, who will follow Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's lead, elected.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) [MCCARTHY - praises campaign workers.] [MUSKIE - pleased with Illinois win.] [Senator George MCGOVERN - pleased with delegates gained there.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
(Chicago, Illinois) Mayor Daley' a candidates for governor and Cook County states attorney defeated. Daniel Walker, who walked across Illinois in campaign to beat Daley machine, did so. Incumbent county prosecutor Edward Hanrahan reelected despite being dropped from Daley slate after Black Panther raid cover-up indictment. [HANRAHAN - flaunts victory.] [DALEY - says he will support those elected to keep Deno. party together.]
REPORTER: John Dancy