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Alaska Tour / Kennedy / Dissent #445051

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 11, 1969
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(Studio) 3 Republican Senators leave' Alaska tour because Senator Edward Kennedy allegedly looking for publicity rather than studying Eskimos.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Nome, AK) Kennedy chairperson of Senator sub-committee on Indian Edward Group tours AK by air and visits poor villages like Nunapitchuk, where Eskimos and Indians destitute. Republican Senators George Murphy, Henry Bellmon, and William Saxbe left after Kennedy got all attention
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Seattle, WA) [MURPHY - says trip overproduced.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Nome, AK) [KENNEDY - says trip planned for over year Need Republican participation.] Republicans assume Kennedy to run for president in 1972. Pol. squabble spoils trip's purpose.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Saxbe sorry it happened. Says Kennedy would attract publicity anywhere.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Kiker, Douglas

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