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Campaign `78 / Maine, Arkansas and South Carolina Primaries / Arkansas Senate Race #54226

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming primaries in ME, Arkansas and South Carolina noted. Arkansas Senate race is subject of report
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Little Rock, Arkansas) Arkansas's background as rural state on the move to catch up with other areas of country given. Evidences of this in Little Rock mentioned. Democratic senate race candidates Representative Jim Guy Tucker and Governor David Pryor profiled; Tucker's replacement of Representative Wilbur Mills recalled. Films shown. [TUCKER - comments on type of Senator he believes people want.] [PRYOR - notes long history of jokes about Arkansas, like those of Bob Burns; says this isn't way Arkansas is and they want rest of country to be aware of it.) Certainty about Democratic candidate Bill Clinton's election as governor reported; Clinton's background as Rhodes Scholar and Yale graduate mentioned. Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus defiance of court-ordered integration of Central high school in Little Rock recalled; films shown. Changes since then described.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Reporter(s):
Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:02:30

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