ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1977
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(DC) Death of Senator John McClellan, who came to Washington, DC from Arkansas just after Franklin Roosevelt became President, noted. McClellan's time in House and Senator and fame as investigator of gangsters and labor racketeers in 1950's and 1960's cited. Senator died in Little Rock, Arkansas.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Report on McClellan's career. Films and photos shown. Senator's succession to chair of special investigations subcommittee behind Joe McCarthy and McCarthy era, Robert Kennedy as subcommittee 's chief council and investigations of rackets detailed. McClellan's questioning of then-Teamsters boss James Hoffa described. [McCLELLAN - talks about officials of union.] John Kennedy's service on McClellan's committee and other President' requests for McClellan's advice noted. McClellan's announcement of retirement at end of term, one week ago, cited. [McCLELLAN - says there's time to aspire, time to achieve and time to retire.] Flag at half-mast on Capitol noted.
REPORTER: Bob Clark
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