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New Orleans / Nixon Trip / Assassination Plot #472120

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 1973
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(Studio) President Nixon conts. trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, despite Secret Service warning of possible assassination plot against Nixon. Motorcade route changed; security around President tightened.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(New Orleans, Louisiana) President shows no outward sign of anxiety as motorcade speeds to Veterans of Foreign Wars convention auditorium. Outside auditorium, President' nervousness causes him to shove Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler. Veterans of Foreign Wars receives President warmly. [NIXON - defends mild role in Indochina and attacks Congress members voting to end United States bombing in Cambodia.]
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) President admits ordering secret bombings in Cambodia in 1969. Assassination plot against Nixon unclear. Former policeman Edwin Gaudet allegedly threatened President' life last week Police search for him. New Orleans police and Secret Service hint at plot possibly involving 3 or 4 men. No more details released.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Most information on alleged conspiracy comes from United States attorney's office. Gaudet's past actions and last week's threat keep Gaudet on suspect list. Later Secret Service agent states no connection known between Gaudet and assassination conspiracy. Names of 4 men believed to be involved in conspiracy in Secret Service's possession. Arrest warrants to be issued soon.
REPORTER: Stephen Schiff (WDSU-TV New Orleans, Louisiana)

Goralski, Robert;
Utley, Garrick

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