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Diplomatic Misconduct #19999

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 30, 1972
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(Studio) Columnist Jack Anderson has reported on undiplomatic behavior by US amb. to France, Arthur Watson.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [WATSON - uses fluent French, tells of refreshments served when he met with Chinese diplomats in Paris.] Reports say he was obnoxiously drunk on Paris to Washington, DC flight and insulted Chinese. White House accepts. Watson's apology. New Jersey Representative John Hunt, Junior, demands that State Department release secret records showing misconduct by representatives and senators during trips to foreign countries.
REPORTER: Bill Gill

(Studio) Ambassador Watson denies he was drunk; says conduct due to exhaustion.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:20

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