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Hughes Death / Biography #245752

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1976
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(Studio) Autopsy performed on body of Howard Hughes at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Houston, Texas) Body removed from morgue. Hughes died of chronic kidney failure. Coroner requested exam. of Hughes besides autopsy, to determine if it was Hughes.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater (KHOU-TV)

(Houston, Texas) [Fire ambulance chief Whitey MARTIN - says body looked like any old gentleman.]

Houston, Texas) [Hospital president, Ted BOWEN - says fingerprints taken and were sent to FBI. He died of chronic renal disease.] Cemetery where he'll be buried shown. House where Hughes born noted. Charter pilots and doctors last to see Hughes alive. [Pilot Roger SUTTON - says he looked dead when boarded plane.] [Pilot Jeff ABRAMS - describes Hughes. He received oxygen and intravenous unit. He died as plane approached airport.] Hughes organization still secretive.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Texas) Hughes' father invented drilling device that made fortune. Hughes branched into aviation; sold Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) for 1/2 billion dollars. He made Jane Russell a star; sold RKO Pictures for $25 million. His aircraft company became US' 9th largest defense contractor. His money built "Glomar Explorer" that tried to salvage Russian submarine
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(Las Vegas, NV) Hughes bought up millions worth of land in Las Vegas, NV. Hughes worth $1.5-2.5 billion. [NV Governor Michael O'CALLAGHAN - says Summa Corporation sees business operations continuing as they have.] Some say bulk of estate will go to Howard Hughes Med. Institution [Las Vegas publisher Hank GREENSPUN - says proper probe of Hughes empire needed.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(Culver City, California) Flags at Hughes Aircraft fly at 1/2 staff.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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