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Rockefeller / Filibuster Rule #238805

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 26, 1975
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(Studio) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller finds himself target in Senate's debate over filibuster rule.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Senator on verge of changing filibuster rule, but Senator James Allen seeks recognition from Rockefeller in attempt to stop vote on filibuster rule. Rockefeller ignores Allen and orders vote to proceed; South and conservative Republicans enraged. Senators John Stennis, Barry Goldwater, Russell Long lash out at Rockefeller. [LONG - says he's never seen anything so improper in his 26 years in Senate] Later, Rockefeller apologizes. [ROCKEFELLER - says issue has tensed everyone in Senate; understandable that it blew up.] Toward end of day, compromise on filibuster rule seems to be shaping up; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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