NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 20, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
(Bal Harbour, Florida) AFL-CIO convention here and decision to endorse presidential candidate before primaries begin examined. [Secretary-treas. Thomas DONAHUE - explains organization's decision.] AFL-CIO recalled initially supporting Senator Edward Kennedy. [December 1, 1982, KENNEDY - announces decision not to run in 1984.] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - notes Democrat nominee's need for organized labor.] Walter Mondale thought probably recing. union support; cands. John Glenn, Gary Hart, Ernest Hollings, Reubin Askew and Dale Bumpers said all making campaign appearances at convention Pol. risks in endorsing Democratic candidate early explained.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine