NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1978
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(Studio) Report on crucial Illinois vote, coming up tonight in Springfield, on ERA.
(DC) Women's fight for an equal rights amendment since they obtained right to vote noted; films shown. Present feminists' attempts to get deadline for ERA extended 7 more years reported; details of controversy over extension examined. Constitution's lack of deadline provision and beginning of congress deadline with prohibition amendment stated. [NOW pres. Eleanor SMEAL - states position in favor of deadline extension.] [Virginia Stop ERA co-chairperson Kathy TEAGUE - states position against deadline extension.] Compromise proposed by some congmen. to allow states to rescind approval in return for deadline extension cited. [Representative Thomas RAILSBACK - says this would be fair change for both sides.] [Representative Don. EDWARDS - discusses issue of compromise being unconstitutional.] Outlook for extension, now in House Judiciary Committee, examined.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
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