NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 15, 1983
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(Studio) John Glenn's New York campaign chairman reported resigning in protest over his refusal to include homosexuals in his civil rights platform.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Mobile, Alabama) Glenn's campaign problems, especially with special interest groups, examined. [GLENN - criticizes Walter Mondale's defense policy; claims he's stronger against President Reagan than other candidates.] His political strengths and weaknesses outlined. [Consultant David SAWYER - cites Glenn's moderate stance.] Glenn noted losing endorsements of all major special interest groups to Mondale, offending many in the process; labor cited as example. [GLENN - won't promise everything to everyone.] His stance on ERA and abortion noted. [GLENN - cites need for performance as well as promises.] Reactions of women and blacks to his candidacy described. [Representative William GRAY - thinks others have more progressive outlook on problems.] Jesse Jackson mentioned; Jewish voters' opposition to Glenn explained. His advisers' perception of situation outlined.
REPORTER: Ken Bode
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