ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 13, 1983
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(Studio) Harold Washington reported winning Chicago mayoral race. [WASHINGTON - greets supporters.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Bernard Epton's absence from Washington's unity luncheon and his refusal to concede defeat noted; films shown. [WASHINGTON -comments on concession tradition.] [Mayor Jane BYRNE, Richard M. DALEY - call for unity.] [WASHINGTON - considers Chicago's future.] Epton noted leaving for Florida today. [EPTON - congratulates Washington.] Final election outcome outlined on screen, discussed; racial breakdown of vote noted. Democrat alderman Roman Pucinski's support for Republican candidate Epton recalled. [March 31, PUCINSKI -claims Washington has polarized city.] [Today, PUCINSKI - thinks idea of black mayor has arrived.] [PEOPLE - want to get on with reality of election] Inauguration mentioned set for April 29.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Chicago, Illinois) National implications of Chicago's mayoral race and its outcome examined; Philadelphia mayoral race between Frank Rizzo and Wilson Goode noted. [GOODE, RIZZO - discount Chicago race.] Role of Jesse Jackson in Philadelphia campaign and his president aspirations considered. [JACKSON - thinks black president cand. can affect national pols.] [Andrew YOUNG - doubts if black president cand. could win.] [Democratic national chairperson Charles MANATT - notes importance of black Democrat voters in elecs.] Role of black voters in nation outlined on screen, discussed; Manatt's dilemma in pushing for Democratic national convention to be held in San Francisco rather than here explained.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(Studio) [WASHINGTON - discusses efforts to unify city, issue of race in campaign, his obligation to black Chicagoans, possibility of black presidential candidate such as Jesse Jackson.]
REPORTER: Max Robinson, Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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