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GV - Evel Knievel speaking at a press conference
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CU - Knievel speaking (against Grand Canyon backdrop)
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"Knievel says his chances of success are 50/50, riding a specially designed rocket-powered sky-cycle called X-2. At a news conference he explained his upcoming jump in the provocative manner which has become part of the man."
"I've always said that when the Canyon jump comes, if I miss it, I'll just get somewhere quicker where you're all going someday. And I'll wait for you, 'cause, dying's a part of living, and none of us are gonna get out of here alive. If Mother Nature don't get you, Father Time will. You're looking at a guy that didn't have much of an education - very little - and I've gambled everything I have on risking my life - I've always felt that where there's little risk there's little reward - so I let it all hang out. And the day of that Canyon jump, after it's over I'm gonna be ready to quit - one way or the other."
"Evel Knievel can now be called a six-million dollar man - the ???nake River jump will bring him at least that amount of money - and the promoters feel the dare-devil will get around ten million dollars for making the greatest jump of all."
"I'll be a winner - and I'll have the world by the tail, and I'll live like you've never seen nobody else on this earth, and you all be glad of that. 'Cause a lot of people who have a lot of dough like to put it in banks - I like to spend it. I figure if God wanted me to hang onto it he'd put handles on it like suitcases - I don't believe in it."
"Roy Davis in New York."
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