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Classified Pentagon Report #217631

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 26, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court hears arguments in case involving "New York Times" and "Washington Post" publisher of classified Pentagon report
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Govt. attorney Solicitor General Erwin M. Griswold argues freedom of press subject to' President power to protect national security; says publisher of 4 of 47 volumes of report could hamper negotiations to end Vietnam War; "New York Times" attorney Alexander M. Bickel argues President doesn't have power for prior newspaper censorship; "Washington Post" attorney William R. Glendon says government asking courts to become Defense Department security officers; decision may be rendered Monday
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Justice Department issues warrant for arrest of Dan. Ellsberg for illegal possession of Pentagon papers.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Boston, Massachusetts) Ellsberg lawyers say Ellsberg will turn self in Monday [Attorney Leonard B. BOUDIN - thinks government may have thought could affect Supreme Court decision by issuing warrant now; believes government might not prosecute Ellsberg, if Supreme Court rules in favor of newspapers.]
REPORTER: David Henderson

(Studio) Justice Department rejects Ellsberg attys.' request to allow him to turn himself in Monday; search for him to continue "Los Angeles Times" reports Johnson administration didn't realize importance of decision to send marine combat troops to Da Nang, South Vietnam, in March, 1965. "Chicago Sun-Times" reports CIA told President Nixon in 1969 United States could withdraw from South Vietnam and except for Laos, South East Asia would remain as is for another generation. "Baltimore Sun" reports Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey urged President Lyndon B. Johnson in Feb., 1965, not to escalate Vietnam War; United States district court issues temporary injunction against "Saint Louis Post-Dispatch" publisher of Pentagon report
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Henderson, David;
Mudd, Roger;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:07:10

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