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Carter / Vacation / Secret Service Protection #55415

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's preparations to end vacation and return to Washington, DC reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) Report on incident at Idaho Falls, ID, Ramada Inn, in which message concerning President Carter's death is found written on mirror. [Building engineer Ken JOHNSON - describes finding message, what it said and gives other details about incident.] Secret Service investigation of incident outlined. President Carter's appearance at rodeo in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and continuation of other planned activities noted. Amy Carter's participation in rodeo contest mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(No location given) Details given about Secret Service protection of President and methods used. Service noted as beginning after William McKinley was assassinated in 1901.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Compton, Ann;
Donaldson, Sam;
Robinson, Max

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