American Independent Party Candidate Lester Maddox Expected to Win Nomination

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General Information

Source:
NBC Today Show
Creator:
Floyd Kalber/Jim Cummins
Event Date:
08/27/1976
Air/Publish Date:
08/27/1976
Resource Type:
Video News Report
Copyright:
NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
Copyright Date:
1976
Clip Length:
00:01:51

Description

Delegates from the American Independent Party have gathered in Chicago to select a presidential candidate. At least four men are in the running. The best known is former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox. The AIP's plank includes opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment, amnesty for draft dodgers, and individual income tax.

Citation

MLA

"American Independent Party Candidate Lester Maddox Expected to Win Nomination." Jim Cummins, correspondent. NBC Today Show. NBCUniversal Media. 27 Aug. 1976. NBC Learn. Web. 31 January 2015.

APA

Cummins, J. (Reporter), & Kalber, F. (Anchor). (1976, August 27). American Independent Party Candidate Lester Maddox Expected to Win Nomination. [Television series episode]. NBC Today Show. Retrieved from https://preview-archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3358

CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE

"American Independent Party Candidate Lester Maddox Expected to Win Nomination" NBC Today Show, New York, NY: NBC Universal, 08/27/1976. Accessed Sat Jan 31 2015 from NBC Learn: https://preview-archives.nbclearn.com/portal/site/k-12/browse/?cuecard=3358

Transcript

American Independent Party Candidate Lester Maddox Expected to Win Nomination

FLOYD KALBER, anchor:

Delegates from 35 states have gathered in Chicago, and this weekend they are going to select a presidential candidate for the American Independent Party. At least four men are in the running. The best know is former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox.

JIM CUMMINS reporting:

Maddox arrived in Chicago last night to finish a short race for the American Independent Party Presidential nomination. The former Georgia Governor is expected to win. About 600 delegates had gathered at a Chicago hotel to begin the process of choosing between Maddox and two other announced candidates. A former Congressman from Louisiana, and a newspaper columnist from Texas. The American Independent Party delegates came here to a cause, not a candidate. And one of the keynote speakers said that will help keep this young political party alive.

WILLIAM SHEARER, American Independent Party: I ask you that when that nominating process is over, that every one of you, regardless of from whence you come, how long you have been with this movement, what your background is, or where you think you are going, to rally behind the candidates that are nominated and carry them on to victory in November. There isn’t a man who would have the courage to set his foot in this convention that isn’t miles ahead, leaps and bounds ahead of any Jimmy Carter or Gerald Ford anywhere that’s ever been nominated.

CUMMINS: There will be some suspense about who is chosen to represent this party in the presidential race but nobody expects much debate over the party platform proposals. That platform will include planks to oppose the Equal Rights Amendment, amnesty for draft dodgers and individual income tax, abortion and gun control. Party officials here feel such a platform will attract conservatives from the two major political parties. Jim Cummins, NBC News, Chicago.