ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 23, 1971
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(Studio) President `Nixon grants ex-teamsters' union president executive clemency. Hoffa freed from prison.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Justice Department releases news; sentence commuted, not pardoned. Hoffa must not manage a labor union before 1980. [1967 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, film shown.] Hoffa jailed for mail fraud, jury tampering; career outlined. Attorney General Robert Kennedy clash with Hoffa noted. President Nixon's motive for clemency pondered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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