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Election `78 / Texas #255220

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 24, 1978
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(Studio) Most expensive races in Florida, North Carolina, and Texas detailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Texas) Background of Senator John Tower given. [TOWER - says history doesn't reveal alternatives.] Background of main Tower opponent Robert Krueger detailed. [KRUEGER - quotes John Milton from "Areopagitica."] [TOWER - describes Krueger as liberal whose votes are political expedient.] [KRUEGER - says Tower lives in fear of others.] [TOWER - calls Krueger base.] [KRUEGER - responds to Tower reference to him as Little Lord Fauntleroy.] [TOWER - makes reference to Krueger being bachelor.] [KRUEGER notes Tower married twice.] Cancellation of debates by Tower explained. [TOWER - says won't dignify opponent by appearing in debate with him.] [KRUEGER - attacks Tower unwillingness to debate him.] Film of Krueger attempting to shake hands with Tower shown. [TOWER - explains refusal to shake hands.] [KRUEGER - says never refused handshake before.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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