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(Studio) Senator Hubert H. Humphrey is given rousing welcome on return to Senator for 1st time since doctors told him in August that he has inoperable cancer.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) [HUMPHREY - jokes with reporters with regard to their presence.] Humphrey is obviously glad to be back and is urging support for president Carter's energy program. [HUMPHREY - believes if things put in perspective, 65%-70% of pres.'s program will be passed this year, though tough items will go over into next year] Humphrey's greeting to staff noted. [HUMPHREY - has to believe he can win fight, and does believe he can do it.] Humphrey intends to use influence to get Carter's energy bill passed on Senate floor, so return to floor is more than just coming back. Senator's reception by colleagues described. (Audio tape of Humphrey speaking to Senator played.) [HUMPHREY - thinks he can be most helpful in talking candidly with President; notes he can do this because he has no further political aspirations.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Freda Reiter
- Farmer, Don;
- Walters, Barbara
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