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Campaign 1976 / California Senate Race / Tunney / Hayakawa #242833

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 11, 1976
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(Studio) Others race besides president candidates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Report on California Senate race between Democrat incumbent John Tunney and Republican S. I. Hayakawa. Hayakawa's background noted, especially as president of San Francisco State University in 1960's. [HAYAKAWA - says heckler's chant has no more intellectual content than those of 1968.] Tunney's other problems noted. [TUNNEY - talks about Social Security and Veterans Admin.] [HAYAKAWA - tells story with regard to McDonald's hamburger stands in Japan.] Other differences in pols. noted. [TUNNEY - says if Ford had had his way American would be in war in Angola.] [HAYAKAWA - speaks with regard to Panama and canal.] Tunney encourages belief Hayakawa's ideas wacky. [HAYAKAWA - says if ideas unconventional, that's what campaign is about.] [TUNNEY - says in normal political year people would laugh at Hayakawa.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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