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Supreme Court / Byrd #12832

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1971
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(Studio) President to submit nomination next week to fill court vacancies. Senator Robert C. Byrd considered.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Elkins, West Virginia) Film of Nixon and Byrd together shown.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Sophia, West Virginia) [Mrs. Pearl ROBERTS - says Byrd was in grocery business; tells of his studying a lot.] [Bernard MORAN - believes Byrd will do what he thinks right.] "Charleston Gazette" republishes 1946 letter in which he advocated enlarging KKK.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Beckley, West Virginia) [RESIDENT - figures Byrd decided to quit Ku Klux Klan and be better; calls him good Senator] [Mrs. Cornelia WRIGHT - says Byrd has to prove self; being ex-Ku Klux Klan member bothers me.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Stotesbury, West Virginia) Byrd's home town and school shown.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(MacArthur, West Virginia) [Mrs. Gladys NIDAY - calls Byrd brilliant scholar; will not be surprised if he becomes President]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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