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Press Freedom/Schorr #19232

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 01, 1972
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(Studio) FBI said earlier investigation of CBS reporter Daniel Schorr was in connection with consideration for government job. Today Schorr testifies on press freedom to Senate subcommittee
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) White House said Schorr considered for Assistant Chairperson on Envtl. Quality and that investigation favorable. [SCHORR - verbalizes complaint against investigation without his consent. Tells how news of inquiry hinders his job as newsman. Concerned about Admin. creating air suspicion around news media to discredit it.] Committee Chairperson Senator Sam Ervin invited White House officials to testify in response, but they refused.
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood

Reasoner, Harry;
Sherwood, Virginia

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