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Mansfield / Retirement #490058

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 17, 1976
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(Studio) Today was final day in Senate for majority leader Mike Mansfield; he's retiring at end of congress term and leaves Saturday for trip to China (P.R.). Congress will have adjourned before he returns.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Report on Mansfield's last day in office. [MANSFIELD - says he's embarrassed by attention he's getting.] Comments of colleagues noted. Mansfield speaks of Calvin Coolidge and Gary Cooper; is asked what kind of leader he's been. [MANSFIELD - says average] Is asked who'll win in November and by how much. [MANSFIELD - says Carter and enough.] Senator Hugh Scott says Senator won't be same without Mansfield but Mansfield will always be same.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

(Studio) Comments on Mansfield's retirement.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Ellerbee, Linda

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