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Assassination Committee / Sprague #47946

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1977
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(Studio) House extends life of Assassination Committee, continuing investigation of President Kennedy and King murders through next year Vote came hrs. after chief cnsl. Richard Sprague resigned position.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Committee members angry at situation, saying resignation may save committee , but it's due to McCarthyistic tactics. [Stewart McKINNEY - thought he'd never see such actions again in democrat process.] [Richardson PREYER - says Sprague's resignation not admission of guilt, but done so committee can continue investigation.] Former committee chairperson Henry Gonzalez pleased with procedure but says there's no hope for committee 's work. [GONZALEZ - quotes literary passages and applies them to situation.] Chairperson Louis Stokes tells House new leads have been found in both cases; comments of James Quillen and Richard BoIling noted.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Committee investigator went to house of prospective witness George de Mohrenschildt in Palm Beach, Florida, for interview on Tuesday; left word he'd be back, but before he got there de Mohrenschildt found dead of apparent suicide. Police say sensitive papers pertaining to Kennedy murder found in house de Mohrenschildt had been acquaintance of Lee Harvey Oswald.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Ratner, Vic;
Reasoner, Harry

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