ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 23, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon gives classified Pentagon report to Congress
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [White House news secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says Nixon believes since report published, Congress should have complete copy on which to base opinions.] Report remains classified secret.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(DC) [Defense Secretary Melvin River LAIRD - says security of Congress storage facilities for Pentagon report will be checked before report turned over; understands House Armed Services Committee will receive copy; doesn't know who will receive Senator copy.] [House Freedom of Info. subcommittee Representative John E. MOSS - says agreement to have report sent to committee friendly to administration example of news management.] [House Armed Services Committee chairperson John C. STENNIS - says will immediately share report with foreign relations committee ] Several cmtes. to hold hearings on report
REPORTER: Bob Clark
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