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Senate Watergate Hearings - Commentary #1036731

CBS Special for Tuesday, Jul 17, 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.

  • CBS Anchors George Herman and Nelson Benton review the previous day’s testimony of Herbert Kalmbach, the personal attorney of President Richard Nixon. They also discuss the former White House aide Alexander Butterfield’s revelation of the White House taping system.

  • Commercial break: Pledge furniture spray; Klear Floor Wax.

  • George Herman and Nelson Benton discuss the question of President Lyndon Johnson having a recording tape system.

  • CBS correspondent Daniel Schorr, reports on a Judiciary Committee Executive meeting to discuss the White House tapes. He goes on to report on Alfred Wong and his connection to James McCord.

  • The anchors and Daniel Schorr go on to discuss electronic bugging in general and the White House tapes. The conversation continues with comments about James Dean’s testimony and speculation about the White House taping system.

  • Commercial break: Step Saver Floor Cleaner; Glade Lime Air Freshener.

  • Nelson Benton and George Herman describe what is going on in the Hearing Room before the morning session begins.

  • Committee Chairman Senator Sam Ervin calls the Committee to order.

  • Reporter(s):
    Schorr, Daniel

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