NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1972
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George Wallace was shot Monday in Maryland and has since had no feeling in his legs. He may be permanently paralyzed. Doctors report less than 50-50 chance he will ever walk again.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) University of Alabama neurosurgeon clears confusion on Wallace's condition. (Silver Spring, MD) [Neurosurgeon, Dr. James GALBRAITH - says damage cannot be determined at present. Surgery to remove bullet will be performed. Says he and Dr. Perez have talked with Wallace who is conscious and rational.] (DC) Damage to Gov's. legs won't be known until operation to remove bullet from spine. Chance of complete recovery remote.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin
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