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Decision 1984 / Alabama Democratic Conference #527949

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 10, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Mobile, Alabama) Alabama Democrat Conf.'s endorsement of Walter Mondale as President and Jesse Jackson as Vice President examined; films shown. [JACKSON - promotes his cand. as the best.] His claim that Conf., by not endorsing his president cand., betrays work of Martin Luther King, Junior mentioned. [JACKSON - claims he began courting Conf. in 1965.] Presence at Conf. convention of Ernest Hollings noted; Walter Mondale shown with George Wallace. His later visit to soup kitchen examined. Alabama Democrat Conf.'s role in Democrat pols. illustrated by Jimmy Carter's appointment of black federal judges after receiving Conf.'s endorsement; pragmatism of Conf. `s endorsement of Mondale over Jackson explained. [MONDALE - recalls Carter administration's appointments of black judges.]

Bode, Ken;
Chung, Connie

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