NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 03, 1972
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(Studio) White House names L. Patrick Gray III as acting director, FBI. He is assistant Attorney General, and had been nomination deputy Attorney Gem. to succeed Kleindienst. Permanent director will not be named until after elections, to reduce partisan debate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(White House) [GRAY - says no one can replace J. Edgar Hoover.] Press Secretary Ron Ziegler says no top FBI men named as President doesn't know them well. Some doubt advisability of his choosing a political friend, however.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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