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Martha Mitchell Dies #488499

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 31, 1976
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(Studio) Martha Mitchell dies in New York City hosp. of bone cancer. Mrs. Mitchell opinionated; verbal on most every subject in her heydey.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Martha died alone; separated from husband, estranged from daughter. Before Watergate scandal, Martha and John Mitchell very prominent. June 12, 1971, film of couple shown as they attended Tricia Nixon's wedding Many of Martha's outspoken comments made to United Press International reporter Helen Thomas. [Ms. THOMAS - recalls Martha Mitchell being first to say Nixon should resign. Thinks Martha prophetic, not crazy.] After Watergate scandal, Martha charged Nixon administration with making husband scapegoat. [On May 18, 1973, Martha MITCHELL - says John Dean's name not big enough to be culprit, so John Mitchell picked.] Later John and Martha broke up. [On September 1, 1974, Mrs. MITCHELL - says she's delighted with Watergate's outcome.]
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Studio) Mrs. Mitchell, dead at 57.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hunt, Richard

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