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Patricia Nixon / Health #44724

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1976
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(Studio) Condition of Patricia Nixon considered serious but stable after apparent stroke Wednesday evening. Former President Nixon visited her in Long Beach, California, hospital.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Long Beach, California) Doctors at Long Beach Memorial Hospital say Mrs. Nixon spent uneventful night and condition is improving. Family phys. Dr. John Lungren says condition should still be considered serious. [LUNGREN - describes condition.] Ex-President Nixon talked with reporters on leaving hosp. [NIXON - says wife's spirit is great and she will see it through and beat it.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Mrs. Nixon's physician says she is in life-threatening stage and next 48 hrs. will be crucial.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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