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Washington, DC / Capitol Bombed #215321

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 01, 1971
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(Studio) Capitol building bombed,
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Caller warns building to blow up in 30 mins.; bomb explodes 1st floor washroom, damaging barber shop and several offices, [Senator Allen J, ELLENDER - thinks whoever planted bomb wants Cong,, to cut off Vietnam war funds,] Capitol to continue open to public. [NIXON - says would be easy to plant bomb in White House; risk is necessary; cant be frightened by violent people into closing bldgs.] [Sen, Mike MANSFIELD thinks Capitol should be as protected as White House and foreign embassies.] [Senator Hugh SCOTT - says cannot allow terrorists to force repression; bldgs, must remain open.] Public works subcmte to open hearings on bombing tomorrow.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Federal Reserve building recs. bomb threat,, no bomb found.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce
Duration:
00:04:20

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