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Kris Kristofferson #217290

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 09, 1971
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(Studio) Former Rhodes Scholar Kris Kristofferson now part of Nashville Cntry. Music underground.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Kristofferson part of new breed of "troubadours"; film shows Kristofferson performing "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down." Kristofferson, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, England, spent 3 years in army.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Nashville, Tennessee) Kristofferson moved to Nashville 6 years ago to become songwriter. [KRISTOFFERSON - says decided to quit because killing self, not satisfied with programmed life; might be dead if hadn't bailed out.] Kristofferson was janitor-bartender when 1st came to Nashville. [KRISTOFFERSON - says writes songs about whatever feel, have experienced.] Kristofferson chosen country songwriter of year [KRISTOFFERSON - says lives out of suitcase; have to fight for freedom all time.] Film shows Kristofferson recording "The Pilgrim."
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill

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