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Campaign `78 / Coverage / Illinois Senate Race / Long Beach Pipeline #496919

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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(Studio) Details about coverage of election results on Tuesday night given; areas to be covered by reporters Jessica Savitch and Tom Brokaw outlined. Report is on close Senate race in Illinois involving incumbent Charles Percy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) television and radio ads for Percy shown and played. Details about race given, include Percy's recent rise in polls and opponent Alex Seith's drop. [Ronald REAGAN - says Republicans must work to get major in Congress] [SEITH - thinks both he and Percy would change some things if had race to do over.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(Studio) Questions to be voted on besides candidates for office noted; various issues listed, include Long Beach, California, issue concerning oil company pipeline.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Long Beach, California) Campaign by Standard Oil of Ohio (Sohio) to get Sohio Project, Prop. Y on ballot, passed detailed. Sohio now noted to get Alaska oil shipped to eastern and Midwest by transferring it to ships small enough to go thru Panama Canal; project would allow terminal built in Long Beach with pipeline to Midland, Texas. Prop. Y reported to have been sponsored by opponents of pipeline. [MAN - says this was only way opponents could get vote from people.] [WOMAN - talks to man about Prop. Y.] Opposition to pipeline because of pollution it would bring to Long Beach stated. Opponents said to be working to defeat proposal they proposed.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) Upcoming Segment 3 report on tax measures on ballots noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Cummins, Jim

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