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Wallace Recovers #222965

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1972
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George Wallace removed from critical list though still partly paralyzed. Maryland and Michigan primaries held today; Wallace hopes to win.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Silver Spring, MD) Wallace family (children, mother-in-law) come and go from hospital. Much tension and apprehension have also come and gone. Security remains tight. Wallace sleeps; his wife Cornelia is in nearby room on 7th floor, Holy Cross Hospital. 1 bullet still lodged near Governor's spinal column. Me may be permanently paralyzed from hips down. [Hospital spkmn., Tom BURKE - says ultimately Governor will require further surgery for removal of bullet in spinal cord area.] [Son, George WALLACE, JR. - says father is much better today. Says all public figures' families think such things might happen. If anyone could overcome this, his daddy can.] Wallace campaign manager Charles Snider says campaign will continue until Governor says otherwise. Govs. wife will make speeches. Wallace news secretary says Governor will go to Democratic national conv., in wheelchair if necessary.
REPORTER: David Dick

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David

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