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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 19, 1977
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(Studio) Senate committee to begin hearings with regard to retirement age requirements; House committee has passed bill to ease requirements.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Report on House bill. Most vocal arguments for abolishing age requirements come from 76-yr.-old author of bill. [Representative Claude PEPPER - equates problem to racism and sexism.] Arguments of opponents noted. [US Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Harold COXSON - cites reduction of job opportunities for others.] President Carter met recently with Pepper's Select Committee on Aging. [CARTER - notes people can lead productive life past so-called retirement age.] Org. labor opposes move. [PEPPER - doesn't like to think what would have happened to him if he'd been forced to retire.]
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger

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