NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 23, 1979
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(Studio) Republican national committee choice of Detroit over Dallas and 5 other cities as site of its 1980 convention reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Republican party's commitment to attracting black voters noted; advantages of Detroit in this venture reported [Republican site selection committee spokesperson Ody FISH - states committee recommendation of Detroit.] Debate over choice of committee outlined. [Republican national committee chairperson William BROCK - gives outcome of vote.] Detroit Mayor Coleman Young's background work at Democrat midterm convention in Memphis mentioned; statement of mayor's office spokesperson that Democrats might also choose Detroit for 1980 convention cited.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Detroit, Michigan) [Mayor Coleman YOUNG - states significance of Republican choice of Detroit.] Details given about convention site, Cobo Hall, and advantages to city of having convention here.
REPORTER: Al Johnson (WDIV-TV newstape)
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