CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1977
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(Studio) House members of congress conference committee on energy reported to have abandoned Carter's plan for mandatory electric rate reform. Guidelines said substituted. Carter and Russell Long considered in with regard to taxes returned to ind. as energy search incentive.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Russell Long profiled. Chairmanship of Senator Finance Committee noted; importance assessed. Long said to have drinking problem. [LONG - speaks of drinking.] Relations in government noted. [LONG - speaks of swapping favors.] Oil as Louisiana product noted. [LONG - speaks of his wealth, and conflict-of-interest matters.] Robert Brandon of Ralph Nader Finance Tax Reform Research Group cited as Long critic. [BRANDON - charges Long representatives special interests.] Huey Long recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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