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Martin Luther King Day #81413

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1983
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(Studio) Senator reported beginning debate on making Martin Luther King, Junior `s birthday a national holiday.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Senator Jesse Helms noted beginning filibuster against motion introd. by Senator Howard Baker making January date Martin Luther King Day; Helms' argument and reaction of Senator Edward Kennedy quoted on screen. [HELMS - believes King's actions were Marxist; explains; Ho Chi Minh mentioned.] [KENNEDY - responds.] President Reagan's support for bill and its probable passage noted.
REPORTER: Brit Hume

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:01:40

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