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Freedom of Press vs. Nixon Administration #18913

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 1972
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(Studio) Reporters Washington, DC "Post" not invited to 3 White House parties given this week Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler denies vendetta against paper for its extensive coverage of Watergate bugging. Says trying to give other papers more opportunities. Meanwhile, White House official begins what may he renewal of administration's attack on television news reports Clay Whitehead, director White House Office of Telecommunications Policy, tells meeting of journalists in Indianapolis his office drafting legislature making local stations accountable for network news programs that they broadcast.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [WHITEHEAD - says local stations responsible for whatever they broadcast. Reminds audience Federal Communications Commission issues television station licenses.] Since mbrs. Federal Communications Commission appointed by President, Whitehead's remarks must be taken to be more than casual observation.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel (WLWI-TV newsfilm Indianapolis)

Reasoner, Harry

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