ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 17, 1972
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(Studio) Virginia Circuit Court judge orders former treasurer, Nixon reelection campaign, Hugh Sloan, extradited from Washington, DC to Miami, Florida, to testify in trial related to Watergate. Bernard Barker, caught in Democratic national headquarters, on trial in Florida for abuse of notary public duties. Former Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans also sought for testimony. Washington, DC "Post" reports California attorney Don Segretti reported to President Nixon's appoints secretary Dwight Chapin on spying and sabotage activities against Democrats California attorney Lawrence Young cited as source of info.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Los Angeles, California) [YOUNG - says Segretti always mentioned Dwight Chapin as their friend in DC. Says Segretti worked to destroy various Democratic candidates at primary level. Says before Segretti appeared before grand jury, he was briefed, shown FBI reports, given cover story.)
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Democratic Vice Presidential nomination Sargent Shriver, in New Jersey, says either President knew of spy program, or he had no control over his staff. Democrats for Nixon chairperson John Connally says President cannot be blamed for Watergate.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [CONNALLY - says Democrats use Watergate to camouflage real issues of campaign.]
REPORTER: Bill Gill