CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) Death of Senator James Allen noted. President Carter's comments about Allen quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Background on Allen given; films and photos shown. Allen's death during vacation and planned funeral services in his hometown of Gadsden, Alabama, mentioned. Governor George Wallace's news conference refusal to answer questions with regard to appointed of Allen's successor reported [WALLACE - won't discuss any aspects involving appointed of Allen's successor. Will do duty under Constitution.] Speculation that interim appointed might go to Allen's wife, noted. Is stated that seat would be filled in election in November which will see contest also for Alabama senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator John Sparkman; Wallace aides' indications that governor not intd. in filling Allen's place himself mentioned.
REPORTER: Phil Jones WSFA videotape
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.