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McClellan Death #491539

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1977
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(Studio) Death of Senator John McClellan, in Little Rock, Arkansas, after 42 years in Congress and beginnings of McClellan's career in House, during Depression at time when men like Huey Long were in Senate noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Report on McClellan's career in Congress His fame as chairperson of Senator investigations subcommittee in probe of labor union corruption in 1950's and 1960's described. Robert Kennedy was chief cnsl. for subcommittee , which had as main target of labor probe Teamsters head James Hoffa. Film shown. [McCLELLAN - responds to statement by Hoffa.] Subcommittee info.'s aid in sending Hoffa and Dave Beck to jail cited. 1963 hearings into organized crime, centering on testimony of mobster Joe Valachi, reported Film shown. [VALACHI - says exposes he'll make are his doom.] Other details of McClellan's career, include battles with Roosevelt, Truman and organized labor and opposition to integration and civil rights legislature, noted, as well as chrmship. of Appropriations Committee& his announcement of retirement after present term came just last week Films shown. Flag at half-mast at Capitol cited.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas

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