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Segment 3 (Mr. Matsui Goes To Washington, DC) #501147

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 23, 1979
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(Studio) Report is on new Democratic Representative Robert Matsui's preparations to take on office of Congman. Coverage of Matsui since election night in Sacramento noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details given about education of freshman Congman., Robert Matsui. [MATSUI - considers self moderate.] Background given on Matsui, his campaign and efforts to put together staff for move to DC. Photos shown; new Congman.'s wife, Doris, and son, Bryan, mentioned. [MATSUI - comments on lack of knowledge about provisions for setting up staff and about DC. Says good-bye to father.] [Matsui's FATHER - tells son to do good job.] [MATSUI - discusses outlook for new job.] Briefings, include one by President Carter and top aides, noted. Matsui's 1st compromise reported to have come in vote in Democrat Caucus with regard to whether to take action against 2 members in Koreagate. [MATSUI - comments.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace (KCRA-TV newstape, Sacramento) Artist: Betty Wells

Brinkley, David

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