NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 04, 1978
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(Studio) Lack of public interest in political speeches on July 4th noted. Report is on situation in Demopolis, Alabama. Absence of Wallace name on ballot for governor mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Demopolis, Alabama) Apathy apparent at Demopolis' political rally on July 3rd in Confederate Park described. [Local physician Dr. Paul KETCHAM - says people don't care about pols., but own pocketbooks and how issues and answers directly affect them.] [Executive Jim TARRANCE - thinks days of winning governor's race with mopbucket and band is gone.] [Baker Bill TRAGER - says area doesn't get much from elecs.] [Busman. John WEBB - thinks major issue is inflation.] [POL. - thanks crowd for listening.] [Newspaper editor Jim McKAY - says pols. say only what voters want to hear.] [Senator candidate John BAKER - notes heat; won't take time talking about issues.] [Senator candidate Representative Walter FLOWERS - can get President's attention]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit
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