NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 27, 1978
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(Studio) Democratic national convention of 1968 recalled. Yippies reunion in Chicago on anniversary reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Chicago, Illinois) Scene of 1968 conflict shown. Patrolman George McGelligot noted. August 28, 1968, film at Balbo and Michigan Aves. shown, as crowd chants "Whole world watching." 17-minute conflict noted. Charges of police riot recalled, as well as statements of those who supported police actions. Scenes of Democratic Convention shown, including Hubert Humphrey, whose nomination was said tarnished. Richard Daley role noted. [YIPPIES - recall 1968.] [POLICE - recall 1968.] Protesters in Chicago now demonstrate for marijuana and punk rock. Obedience to police orders noted. Rally in Grant Park in 1968 and 1978 shown.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins