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Political Parties / Republican and Minorities / Demo. Splits In Connecticut and New York #54819

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 1978
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(Studio) Ending of Republican national committee meeting in Detroit mentioned. Republican attempts to win minority votes in fall reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Detroit, Michigan) Details given about Republican party's attempts to educate self about minorities and to get minorities into party; differences of opinion within party about this procedure stated. [Party chairperson Bill BROCK - discusses party's need for minority support.] [Committee member John EAST - doesn't think party is ready to go route of Senators McGovern and Kennedy on social programs, for instance, to get black vote.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) director Benjamin Hooks' speech to committee noted, include reference to Humphrey-Hawkins full employment bill. [HOOKS - lists issues that will indicate Republicans' seriousness toward helping blacks and winning their votes.] Outlook for Republicans and Democrats examined.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Democrat infighting in 2 states reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Hartford, Connecticut) Splits in Connecticut and New York between states' govs. and their lieutenant govs., who are now campaigning against govs. up for reelec., detailed. Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso faces opposition of Lieutenant Governor Robert Killian, New York Governor Hugh Carey faces Lieutenant Governor Mary Anne Krupsak. [Psychologist Dr. George STRICKER - discusses impact of sexual tension on power struggle.] [KRUPSAK - comments on treatment from Carey and his people.] [CAREY - comments on situation with Krupsak.] [GRASSO - describes view of Killian.] [KILLIAN - says he and Grasso don't talk at all now.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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