CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 15, 1972
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(Studio) Federal grand jury indicts 7 in Watergate bugging case. 5 men arrested in Democrat headquarters break-in. 2 former White House aides charged.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Justice Department ends investigation. G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt, James West McCord, Bernard L. Barker, Eugenio River Martinez, Frank A. Sturgis, and Virgilio River Gonzales indicted. Justice Department's. John Hushan says Watergate investigation over as far as break-in aspect of case concerned. Funds for bugging still questioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Miami, Florida) Bernard Barker and his attorney Henry Rothblatt watch television as fed. indictments handed down.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
(Miami, Florida) [BARKER - wants case settled.] Barker charged by Dade County official for state felony (cashing Nixon campaign contribution check with illegal use of notary seal.) [BARKER - refuses to implicate anyone else in incident.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall
(Studio) Gordon Liddy worked for White House and Nixon campaign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Poughkeepsie, New York) Liddy's history cited. He lives in Maryland suburb with wife and 5 children. Remains mystery man in Washington, DC (August 24, 1972, film of him after Democrats made charges shown.) Liddy lived in Poughkeepsie after law school and FBI agent stint. He was assistant District Attorney [Former business associate describes Liddy as overzealous and ambitious.] [Dutchess County D.A. Albert ROSENBLATT - thought Liddy would achieve national recognition.] Liddy lost `68 bid for Congress, but managed winning campaign for Nixon. Became special assistant in Treasury Department gun-control conflict. Served at White House, then as cnsl. to Committee to Reelect President Worked with committee financial chairperson Maurice Stans.
REPORTER: Joel Blocker
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