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Dirksen Death / Successor / Eulogy #7393

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 08, 1969
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(Studio) Senator passes resolution of sorrow at death of Everett McKinley Dirksen.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Body to lie in state in rotunda. Reporter describes Dirksen characteristics and ability as orator. Wanted to restore prayer in public schools. He loved marigolds. Senator Margaret Chase Smith places some on his desk today.

(Studio) Dirksen leaves political void.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Probably conservative and liberal Republicans to fight over successor. [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - describes close relations with ED.] [Senator Hugh SCOTT - says his leadership important] Liberal Scott and conservative Roman Hruska available for Minority Leader post.

(Studio) President Nixon to deliver eulogy Tuesday ABC to cover ceremonies live at 12 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
McBee, Keith;
Smith, Howard K.

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