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Senate Absenteeism #291312

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Problem of increasing Senator absenteeism by president cands. Ernest Hollings, John Glenn, Alan Cranston and Gary Hart examined; details of their voting records this year outlined on screen. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - jokes about next President] Walter Mondale, Reubin Askew mentioned, shown. Historical tradition of running for President from Senator noted; Warren G. Harding and John F. Kennedy recalled. [Senator Howard BAKER - notes own campaign experience.] [Prof. Nelson POLSBY - comments on importance of primary elecs. to winning cands.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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