ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1972
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(Studio) Discussion about possible election of Wa) lace or McGovern as radicals, considered. Commentator says even if elected, as President, powers are limited Cites Nixon's fruitless endeavors for welfare reform. President cannot alter domestic affairs without Congress approval. Congress has acted swiftly and responsibly 3 times: 1933, after Franklin Roosevelt's election; 1942 after Pearl Harbor; after President Kennedy's death. Conclusion seems to be Congress capable of efficient and disinterested action only when scared. Election of any candidate, including incumbent, should scare it enough to help.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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