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(Studio) House committee probing assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Junior asks Congress for budget and staff today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Budget requested is $6 1/2 million for 1st year Chairperson, Virginia's Thomas Downing, says figure surprised him at 1st. [Texas Representative Henry GONZALEZ - says job needs to be done professionally and efficiently.] [Spec. cnsl. Richard SPRAGUE - says cut would make task impossible and he'd rather Congress reject budget than play games with it.] [DOWNING - says he feels budget required to do job Congress and public want in probe.] Committee adopts budget. Sprague says congress probe must be independent of government agencies that withheld information in Warren Commission investigation, when FBI, CIA and Secret Service agents used.
REPORTER: Jim McManus
- Cronkite, Walter;
- McManus, Jim
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