CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1972
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(Studio) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist Dita Beard issues sworn denial she wrote memo linking Justice Department settlement of ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) antitrust case with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) contribution to Republican convention Senate subcommittee had postponed trip to Denver to take her testimony in hospital.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [Senator Hugh SCOTT - reads Mrs. Beard's statement in which she says she did prepare a memo for Bill Merriam on plans for Republican in San Diego, California, but not the memo published by columnist Jack Anderson, which she calls a forgery. Says assertions on antitrust case and former Attorney General Mitchell are untrue. Mrs. Beard states readiness to testify from bedside.] [ANDERSON - says Mrs. Beard authenticated memo, and it was verified before being published.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser
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