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Eisenhower Heart Attack / Republican National Conv #1550

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 06, 1968
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(Studio) Ex-President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers major heart attack today; 6th since 1955.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Walter Reed Army Hospital SPOKESPERSON - says General considered seriously ill. Prognosis guarded. Recd. medication and oxygen.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Eisenhower was recovering from another heart attack; spoke from hospital to Republican National Convention delegates last night. Son, John Eisenhower, flies from Miami Beach to be with father. No change in convention schedule. Credential and rules committee will report tonight. Platform will be adopted. No fight anticipated. House Minority leader Gerald Ford will take over as permanent convention chairperson Newest ABC projection for 1st ballot: Richard Nixon 608; Nelson Rockefeller 299; Ronald Reagan 211, and others 215. 667 needed. Vote changes cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:02:10

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