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Cong. Sex Scandal / Hays-Ray / Overdose #488636

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 11, 1976
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(Studio) Representative Wayne Hays took 5-10 times his normal dose of sleeping pills. Hays is recovering slowly. No one knows if he was attempting suicide.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Barnesville, Ohio) [Hays' Dr. Richard PHILLIPS - says it is sheer speculation with regard to Hays' reason for taking pills.] [Hays' best man John WALKER - says Hays sorry that his relations with Elizabeth Ray have embarrassed his wife.] Pat Hays says she's sticking with her husband.
REPORTER: Eric Burns

(Studio) Elizabeth Ray in London to publicize her book "The Washington Fringe Benefit."
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(London, England) [RAY - understands Hays will be all right. Wouldn't have made allegations if she had realized consequences.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

Brinkley, David;
Burns, Eric;
Dancy, John

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