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Senate / National Elec. Coverage #517199

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 07, 1981
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(Studio) Senator Rules Committee reported beginning hearings into networks' coverage and predictions of national elecs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Criticism of 1980 projections of Ronald Reagan's victory and Jimmy Carter's concession reported [California secretary state March Fong EU - describes reaction of would-be voters as projections were heard.] Reaction of network officials outlined. [NBC News president William SMALI - refutes allegations with regard to voter turnout.] [Senator John WARNER - wonders if networks tried to influence voters.] [CBS News president William LEONARD - responds.] Current legislature pending in Congress described.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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