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Dirksen Death / Successor / Apollo XI #205852

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 08, 1969
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(Studio) Memorial service for Senator Minority Ldr,, Everett Dirksen, to be held in Rotunda Tuesday President Nixon to attend. Funeral to be held Wed, in DC National Presbyterian Church. To be buried Thursday in Pekin, Illinois.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Sen, lowers flag 1/2 staff. Senator speculates on his successor. White House opposes Senator Hugh Scott. Conservatives don't have a candidate. [Senator John TOWER - says unlikely he'll be asked.] Senator Roman Hruska is interested. [Senator Gordon ALLOTT - says highly inappropriate to discuss matter.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) CBS broadcasts rotunda service at 12 p.m. EST Tuesday Senator Dirksen's death causes delay of Joint Congress meeting in honor of Apollo XI astronauts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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