CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Sam Ervin very busy man in DC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) With 19 years seniority, Sam Ervin has empire on Capitol Hill. Has annual payroll $900,000. Involved in numerous important committee hearings. As chairperson Govt. Operations Committee and senior member Judiciary Committee Ervin is into almost every issue of substance. Ervin emerges as great civil libertarian. As Southerner from North Carolina, Ervin's positions politically weird. Ervin says just watching over Constitution. [ERVIN - says believes in fundamental principles embodied in Constitution and Bill of Rights. Feels all Americans entitled to equal protection before law.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson David ISBELL - feels Ervin has done more good as liberal than harm as conservative.] [American Conservative Union spokesperson Lawrence PRATT - feels Ervin has greatly aided conservative cause.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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