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Senate Watergate Hearings- Commentary #1036736

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 discuss the vote in the Senate on the Alaska Pipeline taken after the morning session recessed. The anchors also report on a press briefing held by President Richard Nixon’s Press Secretary Ron Ziegler clearing up the issue of Herbert Kalmbach being Richard Nixon’s personal attorney.

  • Commercial break: Off Mosquito Repellent; Future floor finish.

  • Nelson Benton continues to report on Ron Ziegler’s press briefing, where Ron Ziegler indicated that President Nixon will not release any of the tapes of his personal conversations.

  • CBS correspondent Daniel Schorr joins the conversation and reports what is happening concerning the Senate Committee’s attempt to obtain the tapes.

  • Commercial break: Klean and Shine; Future Floor Finish; Kraft Mayonnaise; Kraft French Dressing.

  • Daniel Schorr interviews Committee Assistant Counsel Terry Lenzner about obtaining the tapes and the upcoming testimony of Tony Ulasewicz.

  • CBS correspondent Leslie Stahl reports that the Committee is meeting with representatives of the Secret Service of who has custody of the audio tapes.

  • Daniel Schorr reports on a meeting of Richard Nixon and White House staff members about the tapes.

  • Commercial break: Pledge Furniture Polish; Klear Floor Polish.

  • The CBS anchor team continue to comment on the Judiciary Committee meeting in executive session to discuss the White House Tapes.

  • George Herman and Nelson Benton discuss Herbert Kalmbach’s testimony given during the morning session.

  • Daniel Schorr joins the anchors to discuss when a $100,000 contribution made by American Airlines to President Nixon’s campaign might be brought up during Herbert Kalmbach’s interrogation. They go on to talk about monies from the 1968 campaign and the upcoming appearance of Anthony Ulasewicz before the Committee.

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

  • George Herman reports on other investigations being held about Watergate including a House of Representatives’ committee looking into the possible connections of the CIA in this matter.

  • Daniel Schorr comments on Herbert Kalmbach making payoffs as instructed by White House Counsel John Dean.

  • Commercial break: Sunbeam Ranch Bread; TV Guide; Will Geer promoting the Waltons and WLAC-TV; WLAC-TV station ID.

  • Daniel Schorr interviews Barry Schochet, aide to Senator Hermann Talmadge and assistant counsel to the Committee. They discuss how lines of questioning of the witnesses get set and how a Senator is briefed. They go on to discuss interviewing witnesses

  • Commercial break: Off Mosquito Repellent; Future Floor Finish.

  • CBS Anchors George Herman and Nelson Benton discuss the background of Anthony Ulasewicz.

  • Daniel Schorr comments on the Committee’s executive session to discuss the White House tapes.

  • Commercial break: Klean and Shine; Future Floor Finish; Kraft Mayonnaise; Kraft French Salad Talmadge who tells the audience that Chairman Sam Ervin will make a statement.

  • Committee Chairman Sam Ervin gavels the Committee to order.

  • Reporter(s):
    Schoor, Daniel;
    Stahl, Leslie

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