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Democratic Party Chrm. #515349

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Democratic national committee reported naming Charles Manatt as new chairperson; films shown. [Former chairperson John WHITE - calls for order.] Speaker Thomas O'Neill, Robert Byrd incld. in report [BYRD - calls for party victory.] Party goals of labor spokesperson Al Barkin noted at expense of blacks. [Mayor Richard HATCHER - says blacks want respect.] Presence of former Vice President Walter Mondale, Governor Jerry Brown noted; Manatt reported winning after Joe Crangle withdrew. [MANATT - calls for national support.] Manatt's background outlined. [MANATT - sings "Happy Days Are Here Again."]

Bode, Ken;
Mudd, Roger

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