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NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 08, 1969
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(Studio) Body of Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen to lie in state Tuesday in DC Rotunda. President Nixon to speak He'll be buried in Pekin, Illinois, where born. NBC to carry memorial service at 12 p.m. EST. Senator adjourns early. Congress delays appearance of Apollo XI crew. Congress eulogizes Dirksen.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) His influence greatest under Democrat President 2 of his causes were prayer in public schools and trying reverse 1 man, 1 vote ruling. [Senator Maj, Leader Mike MANSFIELD - says last of great orators now gone.] [House Minority Leader Representative Gerald FORD - describes his flexibility.] 42 Republican Senators Assistant leader Hugh Scott obvious successor, but he's liberal. 2 conservatives are Senators Gordon Allott and Roman Hruska. No one will inherit his power.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Huntley, Chet;
Kiker, Douglas

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