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Clinton's Dog / Buddy's Death / Presidential Pets #654563

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 03, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The death of former President Bill Clinton's dog Buddy after he was hit by a car reported.

(Washington: Bob Faw) The history of the presidential pet dogs examined; historical scenes shown of several presidents with their dogs. [Kansas State University professor James ELMORE - says people identify with pets and want leaders to do likewise.] [Presidential historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN - says people were bothered by the way President Lyndon Johnson picked up his beagles by the ears.] [In 1940s, President Franklin ROOSEVELT - says his dog was "furious" about false charges made against him.] [Presidential Pet Museum Claire McLEAN - says the Secret Service brought President Ronald Reagan's dog to her for grooming.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Faw, Bob

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