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McGovern / Hoover / Karpis #215179

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 28, 1971
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern makes public letter received from anonymous FBI agents complaining too much time spent promoting image of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover; McGovern to request Senator investigation of Hoover methods. Letter quoted. Alvin "Old Creepy" Karpis was public enemy #1 in 1936; now, after 33 years in jail, Karpis writes book debunking Hoover reputation.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Montreal, Quebec, Canada) [KARPIS - in response to reporter question, says sure others deserved public enemy #1 label more in 1936; feels Hoover upset by escape in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Describes capture by FBI agents, then Hoover appearance. Says knew Bonnie and Clyde. Advises anyone considering life of crime to get good education instead.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Mudd, Roger

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