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Gov. Wallace Shot #222950

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1972
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(Studio) Film of Governor Wallace being shot shown in slow motion.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Laurel, MD) Weapon pointed out. Gunman pushed to ground. Wallace shown on ground.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) Wallace had feared an attack upon himself since 1st presidential campaign in 1964. Last Friday he spoke to group at Harvard Club in New York City and mentioned problems of security. He, like all president candidates, traveled with contingent of Secret Service men, and had his own private bodyguards as well. He spoke from behind bullet-proof podium. Senator Edward Kennedy now accepts President Nixon's offer of Secret Service protection on temporary basis because of today's shooting.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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