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Briefly: Amin / Smith / House Murals #500015

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 04, 1978
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(Studio) Reports with regard to Uganda President Idi Amin's praise of Cubans, in Kampala speech; 136th birthday of Charlie Smith, of Bartow, Florida, who is oldest man on Social Security rolls; and House decision to have brown walls covered with murals.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Report on 82 year old Allyn Cox's 14 year project to paint historic murals on plain walls of House side of Capitol; Senator decorations mentioned. [COX - discusses murals. Mentions Betsy Ross. Notes that John Paul Jones reported that he raised 1st American flag, containing Union Jack, with own hands.] Cox's finishing of circular frieze in rotunda mentioned. [COX - thinks murals have effect on people now about things that are history. Wants to work as long as he can.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Brinkley, David;
Wallace, Chris

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