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Assassination Tries / Ford Security / Congress #242056

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 23, 1975
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(Studio) 1st try on Ford's life on September 5. Gun didn't fire. Ex-Marine, Oliver Sipple, deflected shot fired yesterday. Ford says he won't be hostage of would-be assassins.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 1/3 of mail received at White House calls for gun control and President Ford to stay home. Ford speaks 5 hrs. after 2nd try. [FORD - says Americans are good people. Won't capitulate to those who want to undercut what's good in American] Press Secretary Ron Nessen says Ford doesn't feel he's flaunting himself or office. Ford scheduled to visit 10 states between now and next mo. Senior Secret Service agent says its time for "kooks" to cool off. Ford shown greeting visitors.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Report on congress reaction.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Mike Mansfield asks for Secret Service protection for all pres. candidates. Congress Ldrship. Committee orders protection to start October 1 for: Senators Lloyd Bentsen and Henry Jackson, George Wallace and Representative Morris Udall. [MANSFIELD - says not enough Secret Servicemen to take care of all qualified candidates.] [JACKSON - will defer protection.] [BENTSEN - doesn't think it's necessary.] [UDALL - says must face up to this soon.] Senate Intelligence Committee led by Frank Church to investigate. Senator Joseph Montoya announces Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearings on Secret Service. [MONTOYA - indicated Service didn't do proper follow-up.] [Senator Henry BELLMON - proposes screening device similar to ones set up at airports.] Vice President Nelson Rockefeller suggests stop talking about it.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Treasury Secretary William Simon says Service studying overhaul of its protective system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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