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President Control / Secrecy #13833

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1971
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(Studio) Backgrounders and unidentified sources hit by antagonists.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Washington, DC "Post" identifies unidentified source with regard to President Nixon Moscow trip as President aide Henry Kissinger. ["Post" executive editor Benjamin BRADLEE - says warning served that loyalties are with public interest, not government] [Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - cites need for unidentified backgrounders.] [Former Press Secretary Bill MOYERS - says he doesn't like the practice.] President Nixon may ban backgrounder unless briefers' anonymity guaranteed.
REPORTER: Bill Lawrence

Lawrence, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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