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Pentagon Papers #16199

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 1971
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(Studio) State Secretary William P. Rogers calls for self-restraint from reporters in publishing Pentagon papers.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [ROGERS - points out Supreme Court didn't say publisher of papers free of risk to national interest; hopes press won't publish portions of papers harmful to United States national security; says government willing to identify harmful documents.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) "New York Times" reports CIA Saigon operative kept White House informed in advance of South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem regime coup in 1963; Attorney General John N. Mitchell says United States will prosecute law violations related to leaking of Pentagon papers.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cambridge, Massachusetts) [Dan ELLSBERG - says released papers because concealment has led to 50,000 GIs' deaths; judgments can now be made in light of where secrecy has led over last 25 years; gave papers dealing with ongoing negotiations only to Senate Foreign Relations Committee]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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