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Classified Pentagon Report #15991

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 22, 1971
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(Studio) "The Boston Globe" begins publisher of classified Pentagon report; Justice Department seeks injunction against further publisher by "Globe." REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) "Globe" reports Dan. Ellsberg, person believed responsible for leaking Pentagon report, will discuss role in releasing report in week or 2. ["Globe" editor Thomas WINSHIP - says people's right to know overrode other considerations after determined national interest not jeopardized by pub.; tells of recing. call from Attorney General Mitchell requesting them not to continue publishing report; says will obey court if injunction issued.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) Injunctions against New York "Times" and "Washington Post" publisher of report extended; government offers to study possibility of declassifying portions of report; Defense Secretary Laird announces declassification study has begun.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [LAIRD - says will take about 90 days to accomplish declassification.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) FBI has rptdly. located duplicating machines used to reproduce documents in Cambridge, Massachusetts; FBI agents question Representative Paul North McCloskey, Junior about obtaining copy of report from Dan. Ellsberg.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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