As befits Presidents Day, both NBC and CBS closed with Presidential history. CBS' Bob Orr chose Abraham Lincoln, whose summer retreat at the Old Soldiers Home in the District of Columbia has been renovated as a Civil War era museum. NBC's Don Teague remembered John Kennedy as the Dallas District Attorney's office released a safeload of documents related to JFK's assassination. The papers, some apparently bogus, were amassed by then prosecutor Henry Wade in a scheme to make money by selling the movie rights to his story. ABC anchor Charles Gibson closed with an essay on the reluctance of American workers to take time off. On average, we use only eleven of our allotted 14 annual days of vacation. "Why are you making a big deal of this? You are at work today," a colleague pointed out to Gibson. "Good point."
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