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Democratic Platform #488681

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 15, 1976
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(Studio) Purpose of party platforms noted. Democrats finish most of platform for conv.; cut, fit and tailored for Jimmy Carter.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Carter influence noted. Committee votes down decriminalization of marijuana as platform plank; also homosexual rights. Action with regard to welfare reform, national health insurance noted; also Vietnam war deserter amnesty. [DELEGATE - speaks with regard to amnesty issue.] Committee votes pardon for those in jeopardy due to peaceful demonstrations against Vietnam war. Deserters could be considered for amnesty on case-by-case basis. Robert Strauss okays platform so far. Strauss quoted with regard to convention
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Brinkley, David;
Mackin, Catherine

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