NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 1972
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(Studio) Republican platform will cite Nixon accomplishments and promise more to come. It will have problems, however, with women, labor, etc.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Miami Beach, Florida) Pro-Nixon speeches delivered in morning to give TV networks time to cover them for evening broadcasts. In the afternoon, committee breaks up into smaller groups to which dissenting voices have been relegated. [Former Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary John GARDNER - chairperson Common Cause, speaks to smaller group on secrecy in government Says platform has been drafted in White House, making hearings useless.] Representative John Rhodes, platform chairperson, says testimony is balanced and all sides will be heard.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin
(Miami Beach, Florida) Abortion is most controversial issue before Republican platform committee At subcommittee hearing, 19 year old boy says abortion is murder. Knights of Columbus advocates constitutional amendment outlawing abortion.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker