NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 08, 1977
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(Studio) Mayoral, gubernatorial and referenda elections in several states noted; decision include issues like porno movies and beer at football games.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Report on growing movement to allow voters to directly decide issues. Referenda on pornography in Seattle, use of steel animal legtraps in Ohio, pollution standards and steel industry jobs in Pittsburgh and sale of beer in Orange Bowl stadium in Miami cited. (TV ads on animal trap issue in Ohio shown.) In DC, Senator James Abourezk's sponsorship of constitutional amendment to allow citizens to initiate new federal laws noted. [ABOUREZK - talks about amendment.] Opponents' arguments with regard to amendment and Abourezk's answer, with regard to Vietnam war, stated.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan