NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 01, 1976
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(Boston, Massachusetts) 8 Democrats on Massachusetts ballot. 7 campaign in Massachusetts today. Jimmy Carter campaigns in Florida. Cesar Chavez endorses Sargent Shriver. Dan. P. Moynihan endorses Henry Jackson; says election of Jackson would signal USSR to take United States seriously.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Boston, Massachusetts) Massachusetts's role in United States Revolutionary War recalled as Concord, Massachusetts and Lexington, Massachusetts, scenes shown. Pol. fighting said savored in Massachusetts. Pols. said now pkgd. in TV, as set shown featuring Jimmy Carter. Carter's TV commercials noted. George Wallace commercials also shown. Wallace has had biggest rallies, most expensive television campaign. Busing said natural Wallace issue. Henry Jackson television commercial shown. Campaign characterized; organized labor support noted. Jackson predicts victory. Morris Udell TV commercial shown; campaign characterized; seeking to be 1st among liberal candidates. Birch Bayh television appearance shown; campaign characterized; a decent showing by him said needed in Massachusetts for future of his campaign. Fred Harris campaign characterized. Sargent Shriver TV commercial shown; campaign characterized. Shriver's Catholic church membership, relationship to Joseph Kennedy family noted. Milton Shapp least visible; no television commercial campaign. Haymarket citizenry filmed, interviewed. [MAN - recalls nothing candidates say.] [WOMAN - finds it hard to remember anything they say.] [WOMAN - believes they say too much.] [MAN - notes excessive promising.] [MAN - says all look sane except maybe Wallace.] [WOMAN - does not believe what they say.] [WOMAN - notes employment promises.] [WOMAN - has no impression of statements.] [WOMAN - says most memorable issue is loss of confidence in government] [WOMAN - is concerned with her own problems.] Futility of primaries appears obvious.
REPORTER: John Hart