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Analysis (J. Edgar Hoover) #216571

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1971
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(Studio) FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover survived 1/2 century of controversy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) If Representative Boggs charges fail to oust Hoover from office, his position strengthened as result. Hoover legend carefully constructed over years by identifying with FBI successes; Boggs' comparison of FBI activities to Nazi Gestapo weakened his position, though liberties can be defended only while exist. Successor to Hoover must come from outside FBI, due to trouble reconciling factions within organization
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Cronkite, Walter;
Sevareid, Eric

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