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Cong. Sessions and Television / Canadian Parliament #249834

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1977
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(Studio) Scheduled beginning of House televising of sessions and remaining details of process noted. Report with regard to results of Canadian parliament doing same.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Ottawa, Canada) Films of Canadian parliament in session shown. [MBRS. - speak to Speaker of House] Canadians said surprised sessions so noisy. [House Speaker James JEROME - thinks public reaction is causing gradual lessening of heckling in sessions that tends to become more like demonstrations.] Procedure for broadcast of sessions described; coverage is carried extensively on Canadian cable television and on national newscasts by CBC, CTV and Global Television Network. Reactions of members detailed. [Prime Min. TRUDEAU speaks of Tory Party] ["Toronto Sun" political editor Ron COLLISTER - thinks prime minister must regret it because of problems government has right now.] [Opposition leader Joseph CLARK - thinks it's been great equalizer for his party; cites reasons.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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