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Truman Death #462078

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 26, 1972
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(Studio) Former President Harry Truman dies, age 88, in Kansas City hospital today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Independence, Missouri) At Research Hospital doctors report Truman's death. Mrs. Truman and daughter Margaret Truman Daniel notified of death while resting at home in Independence. [Hospital spokesperson - announces death.] [Family spokesperson Randall JESSEE - says Truman a winner.] President Nixon orders flags to be flown at half-mast. Will visit Truman family tomorrow. Visitation at Carson Funeral Home will be for invited guests only, but tomorrow public cam pay respects when Truman taken to Truman Library to lie in state. Thursday afternoon will be private funeral service. Truman will be buried in ctyard at his library.

(Studio) Nixon proclaims Thursday day national mourning. Flags to be flown at half-mast for 30 days. In Austin, Texas, L.B. Johnson eulogizes Truman.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Austin, Texas) [L.B.J. - says 20th cen. giant gone.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Queen Elizabeth, Prime Min. Willy Brandt and most leaders West countries express sorrow at Truman's death. Historian Arnold Toynbee recalls Truman's firmness in office.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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