CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 28, 1975
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(Studio) Report on WI.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(WI) Wisconsin gives United States good cheese, beer and government Robert M. LaFollette born in log cabin in 1855. Photos shown of his life. Career and life cited. Elected to Congress in 1884. [Grandson Bronson LAFOLLETTE - says lumber baron attempted to fix court case in 1891 under LaFollette's brother-in-law. He went on crusade against lumber and railrd. inds.] Known as "Fighting Bob". Elected governor in 1900. Govt. reform or progressive movement began. Reforms cited. Wife, Belle Case LaFollette, became 1st woman graduate of U. Wisconsin law school. She crusaded for women's rights. LaFollette kept fighting and never compromised. Died in 1925. Son, Bob, replaced him in Senator [Bronson LAFOLLETTE - says grandfather felt he could buck powerful interests. He was right.] Cheer for those who didn't make President but contributed to American pols. Incls.: Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, William Jennings Bryan, Wendell Wilkie, Norman Thomas, Robert A. Taft, Adlai Stevenson and Robert M. LaFollette.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
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