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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1975
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(Studio) Douglas became one of Supreme Court's most controversial members
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Douglas was 40 when he took seat on court in 1939. Served 36 years Known for his support of civil liberties. Loved outdoors; married 4 times. Considered for Vice President in 1944; Harry S. Truman picked instead. There were 2 tries to impeach him. Representative Gerald Ford led 1 move. Charged that he supported violent dissent. April 1970 film shown. [FORD - says believes Douglas unfit and should be removed.] Douglas survived that, fall from horse, heart attack and stroke on December 31, 1974. September 1975 film shows Douglas. September 1972 interview with Douglas shown. [DOUGLAS - says American admired abroad for 1st amendment, freedom of thought, right to dissent and believe as you want. United States Const. designed to take government off backs of people.] REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Until this year, Douglas had seemed tireless.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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