• Short Summary

    POLING IN THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION IN THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN REPORTED TODAY AS GENERALLY HEAVY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWDS CHANTING "WE WANT GENE" PAN TO MCCARTHY.
    0.16

    2.
    CU MCCARTHY SOF STARTS
    0.42

    3.
    GV KENNEDY IN CAR SURROUNDED BY FOLLOWERS
    0.52

    4.
    CU CROWDS SHAKING KENNEDY'S HAND (2 SHOTS)
    1.11

    5.
    GV DITTO (3 SHOTS)
    1.22

    6.
    SV KENNEDY STANDING, SOF STARTS
    1.34

    7.
    SV INT..PEOPLE VOTING IN BOOTHS (3 SHOTS)
    1.49


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2. MCCARTHY: "(CROWD NOISES-- CHANTING)......I FEEL A LITTLE BIT LIKE HENRY THE FIFTH ADDRESSING HIS TROOPS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF ACINCOURT...WE'RE READY. AND IF WE SUCCEED AS I'M SURE WE SHALL THERE WILL BE A DIFFERENT KIND OF AMERICA. (CROWD NOISES...MUSIC)...



    KENNEDY: IT'S REALLY A QUESTION OF WHAT WE WANT TO DO HERE IN THE UNITED STATES -- WHETHER WE WANT TO IMPROVE ON WHAT WE HAVE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS OR WHETHER WE WANT TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: POLING IN THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION IN THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN REPORTED TODAY AS GENERALLY HEAVY. THE RESULT OF THIS PRIMARY WILL THRUST EITHER ROBERT KENNEDY OR EUGENE MCCARTHY A STEP NEARER THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.

    IN THE DENSELY POPULATED AREAS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES BALLOT OFFICIALS REPORTED THAT ABOUT 67 PER CENT OF THE REGISTERED DEMOCRATS WERE TURNING OUT. BOBBY KENNEDY SPENT SOME OF TODAY RELAXING AT MALIBU BEACH WITH HIS FAMILY BUT HE STILL GOT IN SOME LAST-MINUTE CAMPAIGNING.

    EUGENE MCCARTHY DASHED OFF TO PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TO SEEK THE SUPPORT OF DELEGATES FROM THE NON-PRIMARY STATE AT THE NOMINATING CONVENTION IN AUGUST. BOTH MCCARTHY AND KENNEDY ARE EXPECTED IN LOS ANGELES TONIGHT BY THE TIME THE CALIFORNIA RESULTS COME IN.

    SYNOPSIS:
    CAMPAIGNING AT ITS HEIGHT, IN THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARIES. POLLING HAS BEEN REPORTED AS HEAVY-- THE RESULT WILL PUSH EITHER EUGENE MCCARTHY OR BOBBY KENNEDY NEARER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. MCCARTHY MADE AN OPTIMISTIC PRE-POLLING SPEECH TO SUPPORTERS:
    FOR KENNEDY, THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARIES ARE CRUCIAL, SINCE HE CAN'T AFFORD TO REPEAT HIS DISASTROUS OREGON DEFEAT. HE TOO MANAGED TO FIND TIME FOR SOME LAST MINUTE CAMPAIGNING, AFTER RELAXING FOR MOST OF THE DAY WITH HIS FAMILY ON MALIBU BEACH.

    IF KENNEDY FAILS TO DRAW HEAVY SUPPORT IN CALIFORNIA HE IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO LOSE HIS PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. AND IF HE DOES LOSE, IT WILL BE A FIRST-TIME DEFEAT OF ITS KIND FOR ANY OF THE KENNEDY BROTHERS.

    BALLOT OFFICIALS REPORTED THAT ABOUT 67 PER CENT OF THE REGISTERED DEMOCRATS IN THE STATE WERE TURNING ON TO VOTE TODAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADZQ9YJ9IHACU0PQWSWIZVZ3AL
    Media URN:
    VLVADZQ9YJ9IHACU0PQWSWIZVZ3AL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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