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Constitutional Convention Call / Bal. Budget Amendment Movement #260050

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
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(Studio) Growth of movement to call constitutional convention to pass amendment requiring balance budget reported President Carter's remark about such move quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) United States said to have had only that constitutional convention that wrote present Constitution. Painting and films shown. Details given of provision therein for new convention and about California Governor Jerry Brown's call for such conv. to consider requiring balance budget. 22 states noted to have approved convention [National Taxpayer Union spokesperson George SNYDER - says convention wouldn't be needed if Congress would use its powers to propose such amendment, but that state legislature have spontaneously decided to join movement toward conv.] Response to movement by chairperson of Senate subcommittee on Constitution, Birch Bayh, reported [BAYH - comments.] Considerations about calling constitutional convention outlined.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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