NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 25, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic Vice Presidential nomination Sargent Shriver obtains endorsement from Hudson County, New Jersey, Democratic chairperson for Democratic ticket. Vice President Spiro Agnew, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, criticizes amnesty for draft evaders in speech to VFW convention Democratic Presidential nominee Senator George McGovern gets labor backing in DC.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Ldrs. of 29 labor unions pledge $250,000 to line up further labor support for McGovern. He appoints 5 women to campaign posts, include Representative Bella Abzug and actress Shirley MacLaine. Announcement coincides with 52nd anniversary of women's suffrage. McGovern criticizes Nixon's record on rural electrification program. [McGOVERN - criticizes charge he representatives radical long hairs. Wishes he had more hair. Notes former President Johnson's long hair.] He will present revised welfare and economy program.
REPORTER: John Dancy
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Admin. follows McGovern to American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars convs. and is received more warmly. Vice President Spiro Agnew addresses Veterans of Foreign Wars convention [AGNEW - says McGovern's plan for unconditional amnesty for draft dodgers would divide nation Cites historical, legal, moral, and practical reasons refuting such a proposal.] Agnew's speech temperate, without name calling or abrasive rhetoric.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs