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CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 08, 1972
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(Studio) Ex-Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, on parole, planned North Vietnam trip to negotiate release of American POW's.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) President News Secretary Ronald Ziegler says no one at White House informed of Hoffa trip; later admits President knew of plan since July. Henry Kissinger consulted with Hoffa representatives Attorney General Richard Kleindienst sent aide for consultation. Kissinger mentioned Hoffa trip to North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho during Paris meeting Secretary of State Rogers learns of trip; cancels Hoffa passport.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Hoffa attorney William Taub says Kissinger encouraged trip.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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