ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 15, 1972
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(Studio) Former Attorney General John Mitchell appears again before Senator Judiciary Committee hearings on Justice Department, ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) affair.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Senator John Tunney charges someone is lying in account of meeting between Mitchell and California Lieutenant Governor Edward Reinecke. Mitchell again denies knowledge of decision in antitrust suit against ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) as he disqualified self from ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) cases. Senator Marlowe Cook calls media coverage of hearing irresponsible. [MITCHELL - says man with him in picture (appearing in New York "Times" where captioned as William Merriam, ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) attorney) is Mr. Robert Mardian, US Assistant Attorney General in charge of confirmation of Richard Kleindienst as Attorney General Mitchell says he has never seen Merriam. Criticizes news coverage of hearings.] ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) President Harold Geneen testifies he never saw alleged memo of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) hobbyist Dita Beard, nor had anyone else at ITT. Testimony to be taken from Mrs. Beard Monday, in her Denver hospital room.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson
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