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Wallace / Capitol Reaction #222952

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1972
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(Studio) Capitol reacts to shooting of Wallace.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President Nixon calls shooting a senseless and tragic incident. Press secretary reports President called Mrs. Wallace at hospital to offer his prayers and hope for her husband's recovery. President offers Secret Service protection to Senator Edward Kennedy and Representative Shirley Chisholm. Senator Edward Kennedy says his heart and prayers go out to Governor Wallace and family. Says democracy in American scarred by senseless and unforgivable violence. Senator George McGovern in Michigan cancels campaign plans until further notice. Says he is shocked and dismayed. Senator Hubert Humphrey, campaigning in MD, rushes to hospital. Senator Edmund Muskie says he shares outrage of every citizen in detestable attack. Governor was favored in Maryland and Michigan primaries; still is. Large sympathy vote expected.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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