ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 13, 1973
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(Studio) President rests at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. Nixon recovering from viral pneumonia.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland) President receives chest therapy. Infection not spreading. [Georgetown University's Dr. Sol KATZ - believes President' pneumonia is moderate, but serious enough to be treated in hospital.] Mrs. Nixon, Julie and David Eisenhower visit with President must continue rest after released from hospital.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Bethesda, Maryland) President continued duties yesterday as planned, incling. meeting with West German foreign minister Feeling worse, President x-rayed by doctors and sent to hospital. [President' personal doctor, Air Force Major General Walter TKACH - says he and staff will initiate plan so President may recover and carry on a light schedule.] Pakistani President Bhutto's visit postponed due to President Nixon's illness. Ervin, Nixon meeting won't take place for several days with regard to White House papers' release to Senate Watergate committee Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler reports President to continue signing bills and making major decisions, but he must slow down to recover.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow