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Classified Pentagon Report #217509

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 20, 1971
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(Studio) "Newsweek" magazine reports Dan Ellsberg believed responsible for leaking classified Pentagon report to "New York Times"; says tried to interest both White House and Congress doves in secret study.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) "Newsweek" reports Ellsberg told of meetings with President adviser Henry Kissinger, undersecretary of state John Erwin; Kissinger denies details of Ellsberg account of meeting; Senator George S. McGovern refused to take Pentagon report from Ellsberg. [McGovern aide John HOLUM - says didn't accept report because knew couldn't use it; didn't know Ellsberg.] [McGOVERN - says report shows former President Johnson deceived American people as to plans for United States involvement in South Vietnam.] Representative Paul McCloskey Junior says has copy of report from Ellsberg; plans to submit it to committee or House this week
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) "Newsweek" reports persons close to former President Johnson believe report inspired by Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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