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Congress / Television Coverage #276928

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 08, 1981
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(Studio) Senator Howard Baker quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Sensitivity of television coverage issue in Congress noted; House's approval 2 years ago recalled granted with restrictions. Details given. Republican lobbying in Senate for television coverage of that body examined. [Senator Chad. MATHIAS - hopes biases can be set aside.] Absence of Democrat Senators, include Robert Byrd, mentioned. [Senator Howard BAKER - favors television coverage as means of earning public trust.] Coverage said feasible, according to testimony of sergeant-at-arms and architect; librarian of Congress noted supporting coverage. [Senator Russell LONG - notes incrd. time involved in sessions due to prima donnas.] [Senator Robert DOLE - questions method of correcting the record.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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