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White House Gate Crashed #29824

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 25, 1974
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(Studio) Young man dressed in Arab garb crashes car through White House gate.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) 25 year old Marshall Fields Junior claimed to be wired with explosives; wants to see Pakistani ambassador Secret Service arranges for request to be broadcast on radio; WHUR newscast played. Fields then surrenders. White House officials deny security around White House lax. [Secret Service spokesperson George COSPER - says Secret Service reacted as it did because 1st family not in White House]
REPORTER: Vic Ratner

(Studio) President Ford vacationing in Vail, Colorado, advised of situation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Vail, Colorado) [President FORD - says he's been fully briefed on situation.] President discusses gifts received Treasury Secretary William Simon and other top economy advisers to fly to Vail for meeting with President Saturday
REPORTER: Steve Bell

Bell, Steve;
Ratner, Vic;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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