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Nixon / Kentucky Speech #54375

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1978
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(Studio) Richard Nixon's scheduled address in Hyden, Kentucky, in 1st major address since resignation, reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Details about Hyden, county seat of Leslie Cnty., Republican stronghold and site of one of coal mining's worst disasters, given. Hyden's support of Nixon in 1972 president election noted. Passage of General Revenue Sharing Act under Nixon administration in 1972 recalled; aid to Leslie Cnty. from that act described. Leslie Cnty. recreation center's building with those funds and plans to name it Richard M. Nixon Center detailed. Nixon's plans to be at dedication ceremonies on July 2nd cited. [Cnty. Judge C. Allen MUNCY - talks about decision to name center after Nixon and area residents' feelings about Nixon and his past.] Reaction of few Democrats in county described. [Cnty. Demo chairperson Ted CRAWFORD - states feelings about Nixon appearance and dedication of building to him; is glad county getting badly needed facility.]
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

Reasoner, Harry;
Sirkin, Bob

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