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On The Road (Tennessee) #238464

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 1975
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(Studio) Report on Tennessee.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tennessee) Tennessee's oldest town, Jonesboro, featured. North Carolina gave its holdings, which incld. Tennessee, to Congress, who didn't want it. Tennessee people began their own government and called state Franklin for Benj. Franklin. Colonel John Sevier elected gov. Chaos and confusion existed between rival factions. Report tells of fight between Andrew Jackson and Colonel Robert Love, and of words and fights between Jackson and Sevier. [Historian Paul FINK - recounts incident in which Sevier's friends planned to tar and feather Jackson. No one tried it.] Franklin's admission to union failed by 1 vote in Congress Sevier became governor of Tennessee 6 times. Jackson became war hero and President Jonesboro quieter since they left.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Reporter(s):
Kuralt, Charles;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:05:00

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