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Cong. Opening #501018

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 15, 1979
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(Studio) Opening of 96th Congress, with leaders saying major concern will be inflation, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Report on opening of House Film shown. Representative Charles Diggs' legal troubles noted. [Representative John RHODES - comments on Democrats' conservative rhetoric.] Reelec. of Representative Tip O'Neill as speaker of House reported [O'NEILL - comments on Republican programs given him by Rhodes.] Swearing-in ceremony mentioned. Outlook for both ptys. in House given; econs. to be considered in session cited.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(DC) Report on opening of Senate majority leader Robert Byrd's proposal to limit filibusters and reaction of minority leader Howard Baker noted. [BAKER - comments.] Vice President Walter Mondale's swearing in of new Senators, include Nancy Landon Kassebaum as only woman, reported Presence of actress Elizabeth Taylor in gallery to watch husband, Senator John Warner, sworn in mentioned. Issues to be before Senator listed.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit Artist: Betty Wells

Brinkley, David;
Pettit, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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