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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1971
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(Studio) Senator votes on funds for supersonic transport tomorrow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 9 Senators still uncommitted about upcoming vote; voting records read 49-46 against SST; Vice President Agnew votes in case of tie; Senator Edward Kennedy calls supersonic transport "flying toy for jet set"; Senator Warren Magnuson accuses opponents blocking progress; Senator Weicker opposes SST; Senator Buckley to vote for SST.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) President Nixon personally contacting undecided Senators to convince them to vote for SST; emphasizes job losses if supersonic transport not approved; House Republican Leader Representative Gerald Ford says 13,000 workers laid off immediately; 10-15,000 more later, if funds not approved tomorrow. supersonic transport supporters make further proposals if Senator votes against SST.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert

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