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NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 11, 1971
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(Studio) Rptd. Senator Robert C. Byrd up for Supreme Court nomination. Senator Henry M. Jackson for him. Senator George S. McGovern endorses him and then changes mind.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Justice Department aides don't consider him prime choice. Attorney General John North Mitchell questioned name. Senators Robert P. Griffin and Howard H. Baker, Junior considered possibilities. Aide says Nixon may have said something Byrd misinterpreted on plane ride together. Profile of Byrd given; not member of bar.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:01:50

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