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Humphrey Death #495778

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 15, 1978
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(Studio) Eulogies for late Senator Hubert Humphrey by President Carter and Vice President Mondale at memorial services in Washington, DC noted. Humphrey's body later flown back to Minnesota.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(No location given) Report on Washington, DC service. Those attending include Mrs. Humphrey, Carter, Mondale, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Nelson Rockefeller and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson. Service held at Capitol; music provided by trio led by violinist Isaac Stern. [MONDALE - eulogizes Humphrey.] [CARTER - eulogizes Humphrey.] Mrs. Humphrey's request to singer Robert Merrill to lead audience in chorus of "America the Beautiful" noted. [MERRILL - asks audience to join in. ]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Saint Paul, Minnesota) Report on return of Humphrey's body to Minnesota, accompanied by Mrs. Humphrey and Vice President and Mrs. Mondale. Body taken to Bloomington, Minnesota, funeral home; burial to be in Minneapolis. Plans for body to lie in state at Minnesota capitol in Saint Paul noted. Source's statement that Mrs. Humphrey persuaded husband not to run for president in 1976 reported.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Today as birthdate of Martin Luther King, Junior, and memorial services for him in Atlanta, in which Humphrey's championing of civil rights is remembered, noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Atlanta, Georgia) Report on King memorial service and remembrances of Humphrey in it, include posthumous presentation of Martin Luther King, Junior, Humanitarian Award by Mrs. Coretta King. Service speakers' urging of passage of Humphrey-Hawkins full employment act cited. [ACTION deputy dir. John LEWIS - says Humphrey was major force in helping black Americans gain rights.] [UN ambassador Andrew YOUNG - recalls Humphrey's attempts to get civil rights plank in Democratic platform of 1948.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) Senate majority leader Robert Byrd's statement that Humphrey-Hawkins bill to be given top priority in coming session of Congress noted. Statements made on NBC's "Meet the Press." Live coverage of funeral on Monday noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Jones, Kenley;
Kiker, Douglas;
Pettit, Tom;
Savitch, Jessica

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