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Segment 3 (The House On Camera) #502983

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1979
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(Studio) Beginning of House televising of its proceedings noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [Speaker Tip O'NEILL - calls House to order.] Details about House TV system given; is noted that it went only to mbrs.' offices today, but will soon be available to 4 networks and cable across country On-camera remarks from floor by Representatives shown. New York City cable system's plans for showing broadcasts reported Controversies involved in broadcasts outlined. [NBC Vice President Donald MEANEY - comments on House coverage of self.] Representative Chas. Rose's comments about mbrs.' ability to use tapes in home dists. stated. [Representative John ANDERSON - discusses idea that incumbents will use tapes to help them get reelected, at taxpayers' expense.] [ROSE - responds to this position.] Success of Canadian House of Commons televising of its proceedings described; film shown. Differences in Canadian and United States versions of coverage cited. [Canadian Prime Min. Pierre TRUDEAU - addresses assembly.] [Canadian house speaker James JEROME - comments.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Brinkley, David;
Wallace, Chris

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