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Wallace Recovers / Nixon Visits #20654

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 19, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon visits wounded Alabama Governor George Wallace at Maryland hospital.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Silver Spring, MD) Even Wallace staff unaware Nixon would visit Holy Cross Hospital. [NIXON - says Wallace is alert, his spirit has not been depressed by terrible event. They discussed Nixon's Russia trip.] (DC) President motorcade moves on to Walter Reed Army Hospital to visit wounded Secret Serviceman Nick Zarvos. [NIXON - says he told Zarvos, in presence of White House Secret Service detail head, Bob Taylor, he will get assignment he wants, perhaps Key Biscayne, Florida, or San Clenente, California.] Zarvos, wounded in throat, has 100% chance of regaining speech.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

Bell, Steve;
Reasoner, Harry

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