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McGee Dies / Walters / Career #476187

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1974
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(Studio) Frank McGee, host of "Today" show, dies at 52 of bone cancer, with pneumonia complications.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(California) [Co-host Barbara WALTERS - says Frank hid illness. Disliked excesses and sentimentality. Lauds his rpting. ability. Describes his interest and work with oil crisis. Says she and McGee had best kind of relations, worked together for 2 years Feels close to him now.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Photos of his career highlights shown. Expert in NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) rpting.; won George F. Peabody award for best in broadcasting. Became anchorman of "Today" show, along with Dave Garroway and John Chancellor. 1963 film shown. [McGEE - describes Negro situation and why revolution began.] Had deep feelings for United States ideals, passion for hard work and excellence, dedication to accuracy. It is an understatement to say we'll miss him.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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