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Senate Russell #12553

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 21, 1971
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(Studio) Senator Richard Russell dies.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Most of 1950's and 60's Russell most powerful man in Senate; chairperson Armed Services Committee; Democratic Presidential nomination candidate 1948; handicapped being from Oklahoma. [RUSSELL - attract good men to government, by haying interested electorate' who understands bad government, caused by own mistakes.] Continued to work hard even with illness.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer (WSB-TV film)

(Studio) Senator Allen Ellender, Senate dean; seniority dates from 1936.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.

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