CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1977
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(Studio) House adjourns today and Senator has already done so, so pay raise for top government officials to become effective Sunday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Though most Congmen. deserve raises, reporter suggests better ways to get them. Congress rating in public view from pre-Nixon problem days, thru Judiciary Committee handling of problem, to recent sex and pay off scandals noted. Recent criticisms of Carter from Senator Robert Byrd and Representative Tip O'Neill with regard to lack of consultation noted. O'Neill compared to William Shakespeare's character, Bottom; O'Neill took John F. Kennedy's place in House
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid
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