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.
REPORTER: Bob Clark
(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
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