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Alaska Tour / Kennedy / Dissent #203004

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 10, 1969
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(Studio) 3 Republican Senators broke off from Alaska tour with Senator Edward Kennedy's sub-committee. Charged him with using tour for personal publicity.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Senators George Murphy and Henry Bellmon denounce tour as waste of time and stunt which damaged Eskimo pride. Alaska Senator Theodore Stevens, Republican, stays with tour. Break came after Chicago Tribune ran quotes from 43-page staff memorandum for Indian education sub-committee. Kennedy says staff memo. typical. Film of Kennedy Alaska visit shown. Kennedy called Murphy-Bellmon departure "sandbagging." Senator William Saxbe 3rd to quit. Saxbe's press secretary sure he quit for same reasons as other 2.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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