May 17, 1972 - "The Good News Is . . .The Bad News Is . . ."

May 17, 1972 - News of the Day. Good news for Wallace Campaign, picking up 26 more delegates. Bad news for Wallace - paralyzed by assassination attempt five days earlier. Two Soviet sailors evidently killed in U.S. bombing of Haiphong. Soviet Naval vessels spotted in South China Sea. The California Presidential Primary heating up. And a new trend in France; Franglaise.

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Five days after his assassination attempt, Presidential hopeful George Wallace was handed two pieces of news: The bad news was he had a 50/50 chance at permanent paralysis from the waist down. The good news was, he just got 26 more delegates as a result of the Maryland and Michigan Primaries.

Other news, was a report that two Soviet Sailors were killed in a U.S. bombing raid in Haiphong and word that Soviet Naval vessels were spotted in the South China Sea. No immediate threat, but a few raised eyebrows.

Back in the States - there was a report on the California Primary heating up and just around the corner.

And in France, a new disturbing trend was reported among Francophiles; the introduction of "Franglaise" into the vocabulary.

And that's how this day went, on May 17th in 1972 as reported on the NBC Nightly News.

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