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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1977
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(Studio) Resignation of chief cnsl. Richard Sprague seems to have been key factor in House vote to continue Assassination Committee's probe of Kennedy and King deaths.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Sprague submitted resignation to chairperson Louis Stokes Tuesday night. Committee accepts it, but says Sprague sacrificed for committee 's good. [Steward McKINNEY- compares Sprague's case to McCarthy era.] Floor debate noted; comments of James Quillen and former FBI agent now representative, Sam Devine, cited. Devine says committee not trying to attack FBI or CIA. Richard BoIling calls for vote, which conts. committee Committee has till 1979 to find if Lee Harvey Oswald and James Earl Ray guilty and if they acted alone.
REPORTER: Jim McManus Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Studio) Committee had planned to question USSR -born professor George de Mohrenschildt who knew Oswald in Dallas, Texas. Tuesday de Mohrenschildt committed suicide in Palm Beach, Florida. Warren Commission said it could find no link between de Mohrenschildt and assassination after de Mohrenschildt's testimony.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim
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00:03:00

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