President Richard M Nixon issues statement to the press on the death of John Edgar Hoover, Director of FBI, in United States.
United States USA Date:1972, May 2 Duration:3 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
Side entrance to the White House, in Washington, DC. Flag on roof at half mast. Members of the White House press corps gather and President Richard M Nixon addresses them regarding the death of J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI. He speaks about Hoover's greatness and gives a tribute to him. He leaves the podium. Scenes reflecting activities of the FBI during Hoover's time in office are shown, including: construction of the F.B.I. building; J. Edgar Hoover's house, with doormats carrying initials "JEH."; clips of FBI agents apprehending gangsters; FBI agents firing pistols at a training range, and Hoover at work in the Bureau.
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