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    MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA AND MARYLAND, UNITED STATES

    George Wallace, the United States' politician who was shot and left paralysed while running as a Presidential candidate in 1972, is set to make a political comeback.

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    MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
    NBC COLOUR
    1. SV Singer Tammy Wynette with arm around George Wallace's shoulder 0.13
    2. SV Applauding audience 0.15
    3. GV PAN Wallace at political rally speaking (English SOT) (4 shots) 0.31
    4. SVs George Wallace addressing black voters (3 shots) 0.36
    5. SCU Joe Reed of Democratic Conference speaking (English SOT) 0.45
    6. CU Newspaper headlines showing Wallace ahead in polls (2 shots) 0.52
    FILE
    7. (MONO) 1963. SVs Placards calling for Alabama to be kept white (2 shots) 0.58
    MUTE
    8. SV President Kennedy steps down off helicopter greeted by Wallace 1.04
    9. SV Crowd at airport 1.07
    SOUND
    10. SCU Wallace speaking at 1964 political rally (English SOT) and crowd applauding (2 shots) 1.20
    11. (COLOUR) MARYLAND, USA. 1972. SV Wallace shot during campaign tour and being helped by aides 1.41
    12. CU Wallace exercising arms and legs as part of recovery programme (2 shots) 1.56
    ALABAMA, MAY, 1978
    13. SV Wallace in street in wheelchair 2.00
    14. SVs Wallace wheeled onto platform raises himself to microphone to announce retirement from senatorial race 2.16
    TRANSCRIPT (SPEECH)
    SEQUENCE 3.
    GEORGE WALLACE: "All of you average working people of Alabama, black and white, know that when I was the Governor I was not a tool of the special interests in this state."
    SEQUENCE 5.
    JOE REED: "Even though he say it that he was wrong on segregation many blacks do not believe in him and to this day do not believe in him".
    SEQUENCE 10
    GEORGE WALLACE: "And I say to you that in 1964 the electoral college can be used to shake the liberals off the backs of the American people, wherever they might be in this country".
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    NOTE TO EDITORS: COMMENTARY BY NBC'S KENLEY JONES AVAILABLE IF REQUIRED.
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    Background: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA AND MARYLAND, UNITED STATES

    George Wallace, the United States' politician who was shot and left paralysed while running as a Presidential candidate in 1972, is set to make a political comeback. He is campaigning to become Governor of Alabama for an unprecedented fourth time and early polls suggest he has a good chance. Wallace, who is relying on his old coalition of rural and blue collar workers to return him to the statehouse, has openly courted the black vote despite the strong stance he took against racial integration in the 1960s. Seen here with the country and western singer Tammy Wynette at a political rally in Montgomery, Alabama, on September 3, Wallace says he was wrong to support racial segregation in the past. But as Joe Reed, of the black Democratic Conference, explained, some black people don't believe his attitudes have changed. In 1963, when Wallace first became Governor of Alabama, he gave strong support to demonstrators fighting the racial integration policies of President Kennedy. The same year, Kennedy visited Alabama to discuss race relations with Governor Wallace and was reportedly given a cool reception. Wallace, seen here addressing an electoral college before the Presidential election of 1964, was especially hostile to American liberals and their support for the civil rights movement. His career was interrupted in 1972 when he was left paralysed after being shot in Maryland during the election primaries. But he worked hard to recover fitness and within a year was preparing to challenge in the 1975 presidential election campaign. But a third unsuccessful campaign saw a retreat from politics and, in May, 1978, he announced his retirement from the race for the Senate. Political analysts, however, who prematurely wrote off his political career have been proved wrong by his latest campaign.

    Source: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY INCORPORATED AND REUTERS LIBRARY

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3I0EYCW9Z1MEH6CAW8Q111N2I
    Media URN:
    VLVA3I0EYCW9Z1MEH6CAW8Q111N2I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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