CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1979
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(Studio) Nelson Rockefeller's ability to keep private life secret noted to have prevailed even at his death.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Early reports about details of Rockefeller's death reported to have given way to conflicting stories about circumstances. Films shown. [Family spokesperson Hugh MORROW - gives details of death.] Subsequent changes in Morrow's original report stated. [Paramedic Jim PATURAS - describes scene of death.] Confusion involving time and place of Rockefeller's death noted; reports by "New York Times", concerning involvement of Rockefeller aide Megan Marshack, given. [New York medical examiner Dr. Michael BADEN - advised family physician, Dr. Ernest Eskaoff, that autopsy would be prudent.] Family's refusal of autopsy reported [BADEN - says gossip after person's death isn't considered reason enough to override family's wishes.]
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin
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