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Rockefeller / Filibuster #36013

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 26, 1975
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(Studio) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller presides over Senator; recent controversy over filibuster rule puts Rockefeller in hot seat.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Conservative James Allen holding off attempts by Senator reformers, led by Walter Mondale, to reduce required number of votes to shut off debate. Finally, this afternoon Rockefeller calls for vote on matter, refusing to recognize Allen's request to speak Senator Russell Long calls Rockefeller's ruling improper. Senator Barry Goldwater snaps out at Rockefeller for refusing to recognize Allen. Senator Mike Mansfield proposes compromise in effort to cool Senator Although Rockefeller keeps his cool, his anger over situation visible.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Artist: Freda Reiter

Reporter(s):
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:20

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