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Wallace / Candidates' Protection #20598

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1972
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(Studio) In aftermath of shooting of Wallace, White House orders Secret Service protection extended to all active Democrat president candidates and Senator Edward Kennedy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(McLean, Virginia) Secret Service agents keep vigil at Kennedy home. With 2 bros. lost to assassins' bullets, Edward Kennedy has acquired fatalism about his own life. This is 1st time since Robt's. death he has agreed to protection.

(White House) Secret Service detail guarding President Nixon large and protective. Nixon shows determination, walking in public, he won't be captive to threat of political assassination. [NIXON - says Wallace can recuperate at Walter Reed Hospital's president suite if he chooses. White House will provide Air Force hospital plane to transport him to Alabama if he chooses.] Wallace political support not overlooked.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Clark, Bob;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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