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Pentagon Papers / Dan Ellsberg / Cong. #16056

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 28, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court renders no decision in case involving "New York Times" and "Washington Post" publisher of classified Pentagon report; extends session. Dan. Ellsberg turns self in to federal authorities.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Boston, Massachusetts) [ELLSBERG - regrets not making Pentagon papers public in 1969.] Court releases Ellsberg on his promise to appear in court July 15. [ELLSBERG - says happy to see reactions of press, courts in defending press rights to publish Pentagon report] Ellsberg says has been in hiding in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) Federal Grand Jury indicts Ellsberg for theft of government property, unauthorized possession of government documents. Congress recs. copies of Pentagon papers.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Film shows papers being delivered to Senator Allen J. Ellender. [ELLENDER - reads letter from Defense Secretary Melvin River Laird.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark

[5:10:20 to 5:11:30 missing due to technical difficulties.]

Reporter(s):
Clark, Bob;
Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:06:00

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