• Short Summary

    SENATOR THOMAS DODD, DEMOCRAT, CONNECTICUT, USA, WHO ON FRIDAY WAS CENSURED BY THE SENATE FOR FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT, SAID AFTER THE VOTE THAT HE WOULD RUN AGAIN FOR OFFICE 'TO VINDICATE HIMSELF'.

  • Description

    1.
    SV SENATOR DODD ENTERS ROOM
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    2.
    STV SURROUNDED BY PRESSMEN, SENATOR DODD ENTERS LIFT (2 SHOTS)
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    3.
    CU CAMERAMEN
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    4.
    SV LIFT DOOR CLOSES
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    5.
    CU (SOF BEGINS) SENATOR DODD REPLIES TO QUESTIONS
    0.55


    TRANSCRIPT SEQUENCE 5: INTERVIEWER: "WHAT ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, SENATOR? DO YOU PLAN TO SEEK RE-ELECTION? DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE RE-ELECTED?"



    DODD: "WELL, I CERTAINLY PLAN TO SEE IT -- I HAVE TO, NOW. FRANKLY, I DIDN'T INTENT TO, WHICH SOME OF MY CRITICS MAY FEEL EASIER ABOUT. BUT NOW THEY'VE MADE IT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR ME TO DO SO."



    INTERVIEWER: "WOULD THIS CENSURE, THEN, BE IN A RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN AND UNBEARABLE HANDICAP FOR YOU? IT WOULDN'T HELP, CERTAINLY, WOULD IT?"



    DODD: "I THINK IT WILL".



    INTERVIEWER: "WHY WOULD THAT BE?"



    DODD: "BECAUSE I'LL GET A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN IT TO THE PEOPLE OF MY OWN STATE...THE HOME I REALLY THINK COUNTS".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SENATOR THOMAS DODD, DEMOCRAT, CONNECTICUT, USA, WHO ON FRIDAY WAS CENSURED BY THE SENATE FOR FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT, SAID AFTER THE VOTE THAT HE WOULD RUN AGAIN FOR OFFICE 'TO VINDICATE HIMSELF'. SENATORS VOTED 92 - 5 FOR THE CENSURE VOTE, ONLY THE SIXTH TIME THAT SUCH SEVERE DISCIPLINARY ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AGAINST A MEMBER IN THE SENATE'S 200-YEAR HISTORY.

    BY ITS VOTE, THE SENATE FOUND THE 60-YEAR-OLD LAWYER GUILTY OF CONVERTING 116,000 DOLLARS US (ABOUT GBP41,000 STERLING) IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS TO PRIVATE USES. INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE CHARGES HAD TAKEN 14 MONTHS.

    SENATOR DODD PROCLAIMED HIS INNOCENCE TO THE END, AND SAID HE MUST RUN AGAIN FOR OFFICE TO VINDICATE HIMSELF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCB2NW3TV4UPITPT6HUZI44O2
    Media URN:
    VLVACCB2NW3TV4UPITPT6HUZI44O2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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