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Nixon / FBI / CIA #198817

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 1968
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(Studio) Richard Nixon returns to New York City after Washington, DC visit. Announces J. Edgar Hoover reappointed head of FBI. Richard Helms to head CIA.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York, New York) J. Edgar Hoover to be 70, January 1. Retirement considered. Will remain on; not known for how long. Hoover and Nixon friends. Some thought Helms might not be retained because of divorce and remarriage. Helms said to have impeccable personal, professional reputation among Democrat and Republicans Pressure to keep Helms bi-partisan. Nixon meets Republican Congress leaders Gerald Ford, Everett Dirksen and others. Treaty to limit nuclear weapons discussed, in light of USSR -Czechoslovakian situation. Dirksen anxious for treaty to be signed. May be done before Nixon takes office. [DIRKSEN - believes Mike Mansfield to be willing to call vote on treaty.] Nixon visits Dwight Eisenhower at Walter Reed Army Hospital. David Eisenhower's marriage to Julie Nixon next Sunday noted. Ike to see ceremony by closed circuit TV. Film of Nixon at hospital shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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