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FBI Nominees #228395

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1973
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(Studio) Several men mentioned as FBI noms. to replace L. Pat. Gray.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator introduces 2 bills on FBI. Bills would limit length service for FBI director Robert Byrd's bill would put 7 year limit on post; Henry Jackson's would impose 15 year limit. [BYRD - says FBI should be political independent.] [JACKSON - says Gray honest man, but administration moving to bring FBI under executive influence.] Senator Everett Dirksen in 1968 responsible for introducing measure making FBI appointments subject to Congress approval. Dirksen feared Hubert Humphry would become President and have free hand in replacing J. Edgar Hoover.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Daniel Schorr reports L. Pat. Gray might receive federal judgeship.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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