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Hoover Death #464141

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1972
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(Studio) J. Edgar, director FBI, dies at age 77, from high blood pressure. Congress resolves Hoover's body will lie in state at Capitol. Funeral Thursday in DC, National Presbyterian Church. President Nixon to deliver eulogy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) [President NIXON - mourns death of Hoover, who served countrY 48 years under 8 President with unparalleled devotion, ability, and dedication. Orders flags flown at half mast. Praises his courage against vicious attacks.] Accomplishments of Hoover cited. Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark said Hoover was so concerned with looking for Communists he neglected organized crime. Possible successors to Hoover noted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Tomorrow "Today" show will devote 1 hour to Hoover tribute. [Film of Hoover with United States Presidents shown.] He had many friends in high places.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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