NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1972
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(Studio) Democratic national committee meets tonight to vote on non. of replacement as Vice Presidential candidate for Senator Thomas Eagleton. Democrat President nomination, Senator George McGovern, recommends R. Sargent Shriver.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson, has heated discussion with party vice chairperson Basil Patterson and committee cnsl. Joseph Califano. Califano confers with party chairwoman Jean Westwood. Jackson complains compromise with Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Daley's representatives was made without his knowledge. [JACKSON - says black people cannot be made expendable for sake of party unity.] Committee rejects Jackson's appeal.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker
(DC) Committee meeting described as dull for lack of controversy, but that is what McGovern forces wanted. Previous Democrat President candidates Humphrey, Muskie, Chisholm, Jackson; and other Democratic leaders: Senator Mansfield, Representative Carl Albert, Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Thomas Eagleton, govs., mayors, labor leaders, and West Virginia Secretary of State J. Rockefeller will attend meeting in interest of party unity.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin