CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 20, 1976
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(Studio) Daley's death ends tradition in American pols.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Details with regard to mayor's death noted. [Dr. Barry SHAPIRO - describes events. Says some equipment brought from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.] Mrs. Daley and 1 of sons called to scene; Daley was at doctor's office for checkup.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser
(Chicago, Illinois) Daley's background and political life noted. Was probably most influential man in pols. east of Potomac River. Was chairperson of Cooke Cnty., Illinois, Democrats Area Daley born and lived in called Bridgeport; mostly Irish Catholic middle class whites. [DALEY - describes early work at stockyards.] Daley wed Eleanor Guilfoyle; family noted. Daley's political machine in Chicago and Cooke Cnty. noted. Cnty. gave John F. Kennedy slim margin to win president, over Republican cries of fraud. Daley's reaction to unrest and violence in ghettos after Martin Luther King's death noted. [DALEY - says shoot to kill any arsonist in city because they're potential murderers.] 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago noted, as well as Daley's influence and presence at 1972 convention and at 1976 convention in NYC. Daley's governing of Chicago noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante