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Classified Pentagon Report #217426

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 1971
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(Studio) Govt. goes to court to try to force "New York Times" to allow government inspection of classified Pentagon report published by newspaper.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) "New York Times" argues publisher of report protected by 1st amendment; government requests inspection of report in order to seek proper permanent injunction tomorrow. "New York Times" offers to provide list of documents to government, not report itself.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Congmen. show support for "New York Times."
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Representative Bob ECKHARDT - says "New York Times" concerned with right to assemble and disseminate info.; Congmen. suing to preserve right to receive information necessary to carry out function.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(DC) [Senator Edward KENNEDY - believes public misled; national interests best served by publisher of report; doesn't know what classified information Pentagon has on John F. Kennedy administration; believes should be made public.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) [Senator George McGOVERN - says strict constructionist of Constitution when it comes to Bill of Rights.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Former "New York Times" reporter Sidney E. Zion names former State and Defense Department;. analyst, Dan Ellsberg, as person who leaked Pentagon report to "New York Times."
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Schakne, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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