NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1972
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(Studio) Democrats campaign for delegates to national convention from New York.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Buffalo, New York) Senator Edmund Muskie's last minute campaign in New York primary intended as dramatic demonstration he is still in running and to take delegates away from McGovern. He faces difficulties in trying to stop McGovern from winning nomination on lst ballot. Muskie campaigns in Polish neighborhood at American Legion Post. Hoped friendship with Joseph Crangle, Democratic Party Chairperson for state, would help, but Crangle stays neutral. Local AFL-CIO cnsl. endorses Muskie, but labor organization unenthusiastic. [MUSKIE - says what happened to 1 front runner (himself) could happen to another (McGovern).]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen
(NYC) [MCGOVERN - cancels statewide tour of New York airports on day before primary to express sympathy for airline pilots attempt to halt airplane sabotage and hijacking. Calls bugging of Democratic national headquarters, shocking, but is a legacy of years of wiretapping and snooping, and violation of privacy in which government is involved. Says John Mitchell and Robert Dole may be involved.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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