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New Orleans / President Assassination Plot / Veterans of Foreign Wars Speech #229947

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 1973
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(Studio) Secret Service uncovers possible plot to assassinate President Nixon in New Orleans, Louisiana. Open motorcade canceled; Veterans of Foreign Wars speech conts. on schedule.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Former policeman Edwin Gaudet sought by Secret Service and local police with regard to Nixon assassination. [Supt. New Orleans police department Clarence GIARRUSO - tells reporters police and Secret Service don't have sufficient evidence to solve case now.] Security heavy outside VFW convention building
REPORTER: David Henderson

(Studio) President informed of assassination plot but decides to keep spking. engagement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) President' temper flares outside convention hall as President tries to keep Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler from entering hall. Ziegler unclear as to President' reasoning. [NIXON - acknowledges ordering secret bombings in Cambodia and justifies decision. President criticizes press generally and Congress members voting to end United States bombing in Cambodia.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Henderson, David;
Rather, Dan

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