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Clown Jack Thum #255202

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 23, 1978
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(Studio) Horace Walpole statement with regard to comedy and tragedy quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Report on clown Jack Thum, dying of lung cancer. [THUM - says loves children.] Raising of 33 children from broken homes by Thum and wife Shirley noted; problem of paying medical bills described. [THUM - speaks on telephone, says is being evicted from home; will fight illness to end.] Film of Thum as clown entertaining children shown.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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