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Campaign `78 / Byron Death and Maryland Pol. Situation #255055

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 12, 1978
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(Studio) Pol. situation left in Maryland by death of Representative Goodloe Byron, apparently of heart attack suffered while jogging, described. "Newsweek" magazine's comment about only official candidate now vying for that seat quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Consideration that Byron was guaranteed winner in election, to point that Maryland Republicans had endorsed him, noted. Film shown. His district described. Republican candidate for seat reported to be Baltimore skid row resident Melvin Perkins, who today went to Washington, DC to claim office. [PERKINS - says he'll be sworn in. ] Pol. situation in Maryland district outlined; Maryland Democrat chairperson's report of state committee plans for selecting new candidate, probably Byron's widow Beverly, stated.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:00:20

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