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(Studio) Common background of 2 Senators leading filibuster against natural gas price deregulation noted; they are unlikely for present roles.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Background on James Abourezk, who is probably least typical of 100 Senators, cited; filibuster partner Howard Metzenbaum is more typical of Senator image. [ABOUREZK - reads statement to Metzenbaum.] [METZENBAUM - wants to change sentence.] 2 have used Southern method of filibustering where other Northerners have failed. [ABOUREZK - says this is biggest econ. issue of century. Superman character necktie doesn't necessarily mean he's going to win, but matches suit. Doesn't know if he'll win, but won't give up.] Reporter notes Abourezk's statements with regard to nothing happening in Senate [ABOUREZK - says it's generally true and this experience isn't enough to make him change mind with regard to leaving after one term.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Mudd, Roger
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