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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 02, 1980
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(Studio) Senator Howard Baker reported named majority leader today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Intro. of new Senators to Capitol Hill noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) No. of new Democrats and Republicans in Senate noted; Robert Byrd mentioned. Examples cited. [MURKOWSKI - comments.] New Senator roles of Baker, Strom Thurmond, John Heinz, Robert Dole, Paul Laxalt discussed; Joy Baker mentioned, shown. [Howard BAKER - comments.] Senator Edward Kennedy reported moving his power base from Judiciary Committee to Labor and Human Resources Committee [KENNEDY - comments.] Implications of Kennedy's move noted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Pettit, Tom

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