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Dirksen Death / Successor #7419

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1969
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(Studio) Body of Senator Everett Dirksen lies in state in Capitol rotunda. President Nixon gives eulogy, comparing ED to Winston Churchill and Dan. Webster.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Seal of United States Senator atop bed of roses on casket. [President NIXON - describes his impact as greater than most President Dirksen was rich in evening of life; could say his day had been splendid.] Funeral to be in National Presbyterian Church. Buried in Illinois.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Republicans need to pick minority leader
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Conservatives want to stop Senator Hugh Scott. Sentiment strong for Dirksen's son-in-law, Senator Howard Baker, and for Senator Roman Hruska.

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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