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News Media / Subpoenaed #208563

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 05, 1970
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(Studio) Attorney General Mitchell regrets subpoenas of news information may have raised questions of interference with freedom of press. United States attys. negotiating broadness of some of subpoenas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Newsmen have become source of news, many who do interviewing now being interviewed. Agnew's attacks followed by subpoenas for newsmen's notes, tapes, and films to help prosecution of people. Justice Department will ask for information first and subpoena only specific items now. Dr. Menninger's proposal, to license newsmen, solves nothing except proof of education.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Cronkite, Walter;
Sevareid, Eric

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