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Truman Death #19025

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 26, 1972
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(Studio) Former President Harry Truman died this morning.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Kansas City, Missouri) Truman died 7:50 a.m. Official 30-day period mourning begins. [Truman family spokesperson Randall JESSEE - says Americans lost a great friend.] Truman will lie in state at his library in Independence, Missouri. Private funeral service will be held at library, after which Truman will be buried in courtyard of library.
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

(Studio) Nixon says Truman one of most courageous President in history. L.B. Johnson, now only living ex-President, says 20th century giant now gone.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Austin, Texas) [L.B.J. - says Truman was a champion of freedom. Was a friend as well as a President]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) South Korean President Chung Hee Park hails Truman's efforts in Korea as remembered with appreciation. United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim says Truman one of founding fathers of UN.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Kincaid, Jim;
Smith, Howard K.

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