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Assassination Attempts / Publicity #237546

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford doesn't think news media responsible for attempts on his life.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Assassination attempt of President Ford shown. Lynette Fromme and Sara Jane Moore received wide-spread publicity from attempts.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Sacramento, California) 1st assassination try shown. Some feel too much coverage creates more violence.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(DC) September 24 film shown. [Betty FORD - says less would happen with less publicity.] September 30 film shown. [Treasury Secretary William SIMON - says publicity does great harm.] [President American Psychiatric Association Dr. Judd MARMOR - says events happen in epidemic manner due to media coverage.] Criticism of media cited. [Edward "Newsweek" magazine Ed KOSNER - says Fromme attempt was suitable for cover story; cites story's importance.] [Managing ed. "Time" magazine Henry GRUNWALD - says must edit publications with stable people in mind.] [CBS president Richard SALANT - says people have right to know what causes these things.] [Publisher "Wilmington News Journal" Norman ISAACS - says people would have thought we were crazy if put Fromme and Moore on page 50.] Style of rpting. such events may be modified.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David
Duration:
00:04:00

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