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CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1976
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(Studio) Report on cost of Secret Service protection for president candidates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secret Service drafts its agents from outside Washington, DC to have enough agents to cover all candidates. Draftees get refresher course. Customs investigator took toy gun from man who pointed it at Reagan. [S.S. director H. Stuart KNIGHT - says some things receive less attention due to manpower diversion.] Protection estimated at $5 million; could cost $24.1 million total. 150 new agents to be added for visiting foreign Dignitaries; they cost $13 million. Total Secret Service protection cost: $37.1 million. Local protection has doubled in number since 1972.

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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