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Senate and Television #95808

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 03, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(DC) Senator debate over televising sessions examined; ABC News artist Freda Reiter mentioned, shown. Scenes from "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" shown courtesy Columbia Pictures; December 19, 1974, swearing in of Nelson Rockefeller as Vice President in Senate shown. [Senator Robert BYRD - supports TV coverage of Senator] House television system explained, discussed. [Senator John DANFORTH - explains his opposition.] LA house session, with former Governor David Treen dancing with pelican, shown. Scenes from Canadian parliament and British House of Lords shown. [Lord THORNYCROFT - comments on British resolve.] Senators Phil Gramm, Tom Harkin, Paul Simon and Albert Gore recalled former Representatives [Howard BAKER - notes constituents' support for televised Senator sessions.]

Bell, Steve;
Hume, Brit

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