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Watergate Case #225210

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 1973
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(Studio) Howard Hunt's guilty plea accepted in Watergate bugging case.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Judge Sirica accepts Hunt's plea of guilty on all 6 counts against him. Earlier rejected Hunt's plea of guilty on only 3 counts. [HUNT - says did what he felt was for best interests of country Pleaded guilty because didn't think could stand long trial after wife's recent death. Says had no knowledge of higher officials being involved in bugging.] Brigham Young University student Tom Gregory identifies Hunt as man who recruited him to infiltrate Muskie and McGovern headquarters, and who introduced him to Gordon Liddy.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Senate Democrats name Sam Ervin to conduct own investigation of Watergate case. Majority Leader Mansfield says hearing will begin after Ervin reviews evidence.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:03:00

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