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Person of The Week (Senate William Proxmire) #112517

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Retiring Senator William Proxmire reported honored for his role in helping Senator finally put treaty outlawing genocide into effect; scenes shown of Proxmire in DC. [PROXMIRE - comments on murder of Jews in Holocaust.] Proxmire's awarding of "Golden Fleece" awards to those wasting taxpayers' money recalled. [PROXMIRE - talks about award.] Proxmire's battles on several causes detailed. [Senator Jake GARN - talks about Proxmire.] [PROXMIRE - talks about low cost of his reelec. campaigns.] Proxmire's political career reviewed; his predecessor Senator Joseph McCarthy recalled; scenes shown. [PROXMIRE - talks about Senator and his perfect voting record.] [Senator Alan DIXON - talks about Proxmire.] Proxmire's controversial hair transplant recalled. [PROXMIRE - talks about how he would like to be admired.] (Artist: Freda Reiter)

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:50

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