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MacArthur Death #254964

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 1978
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(Studio) Death of John D. MacArthur, of cancer in West Palm Beach, Florida, noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Background report on Macarthur's career. Growth of Bankers Life and Casualty Ins. Company noted; MacArthur's ownership of bldgs. in NYC also reported Films shown. [MacARTHUR - quotes H.L. Hunt's statement re: knowing amount of one's wealth. Says he's not wealthy; cites reasons.] MacArthur's brother, Chas., noted as co-author of play "The Front Page." Friends' comments with regard to MacArthur reported [Radio-TV commentator Paul HARVEY - says money was hobby for MacArthur, like golf for some.]

(Studio) Details of MacArthur's will noted. Belief that this leaves United States with only one billionaire, NYC's Dan. K. Ludwig, noted; his present project, Brazilian timber development, larger than Connecticut.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Faw, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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