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China, P.R. / Mao Tse Tung Death Rumors #219346

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1971
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(Studio) Rumored People's Republic of China, Communist party chairperson Mao Tse-tung dead or dying.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(France) [French news agency spokesperson Bernard ULLMANN - says preparations for October 1 parade canceled; plane flights over People's Republic of China, suspended 3 days last week; Premier Chou En-lai unavailable for publisher functions; if Mao dead, will result in period of uncertainty in People's Republic of China
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(DC) Mao has been ill for long time; if Mao dead, army chief Lin Piao expected to run country with Chou En-lai; unlikely death will affect President Nixon trip.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Heart specialist Dr. Paul Dudley White in Peking, China; friends say he's there as tourist only.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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