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Segment 3 (Senator Kennedy) #498514

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1978
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(Studio) Special report is on Senator Edward Kennedy; his mother, Rose, mentioned and his place in Senate and questions about his president ambitions stated.

(DC) [GIRL - sings singing telegram to Kennedy on his birthday.] Photos shown. Kennedy's upcoming chairing of Senator Judiciary Committee upon retirement of Senator James Eastland in January noted. Kennedy's position in Democratic party and relations with President Carter examined. [KENNEDY - describes relations with Carter.] Questions with regard to Kennedy's president ambitions outlined; his denials noted. [KENNEDY - has just been reelected himself and expects Carter to be renominated and reelected.] View of some that Kennedy wouldn't talk this way if not for Chappaquiddick incident [KENNEDY - says many factors made up decision not to run for president and all are in past. Looks forward to both present and future.] Business of Kennedy's office and ups and downs of his marriage with wife Joan outlined. [KENNEDY - talks of pressures and tensions of public life.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Hart, John;
Kiker, Douglas

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