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Hoover Death #223200

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 1972
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(Studio) J. Edgar Hoover's body lies in state at Capitol Rotunda. President Nixon names temporary successor to serve until President election.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) L. Patrick Gray, att, named. Presented by Acting Attorney General Kleindienst. [GRAY - says no one can replace Hoover.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Rain falls as Hoover's body borne up Capitol steps. Senators, Representatives pay tribute. [Chief Justice Warren BURGER - eulogizes Hoover.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

(Studio) Funeral services set for tomorrow at National Presbyterian Church. Coverage announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Strawser, Neil

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