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Senate Watergate Hearings- Commentary #1008839

CBS Special for Thursday, Jul 12, 1973

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  • Live CBS coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee investigation into the cover-up of the break-in at Democratic Party National Headquarters in the Watergate Office Building, Washington D.C.

  • The Senate Judiciary Committee recesses for a roll call vote in the Senate.

  • CBS Anchors George Herman and Nelson Benton discuss that the Committee members are have an executive session scheduled to deliberate subpoenaing White House papers that pertain to the break-in.

  • George Herman reports on Martha Mitchell’s comments concerning President Richard Nixon and the scope of the Watergate scandal.

  • Commercial break; Pledge furniture polish; Glade lime scented air freshener; Miss Clairol shampoo and hair coloring; Easy Comb Easy Set hair product.

  • George Herman and Nelson Benton discuss the issue of executive privilege and that witnesses cannot copy or make notes of White House documents. CBS News correspondent Daniel Schorr joins the discussion.

  • Commercial break: EX-Lax instant mix; Alpo dog food; Loving Care hair color lotion; Windex widow cleaner.

  • CBS Anchors George Herman and Nelson Benton discuss corollary effects that the Watergate hearings have had. Daniel Schorr rejoins the discussion and comments on the testimony of John Mitchell.

  • Daniel Schorr interviews Senator Daniel Inouye about the communication to the White House about the papers.

  • Committee Chairman Sam Ervin gavels the Committee to order.

  • Reporter(s):
    Schorr, Daniel

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