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Watergate Case #225601

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 1973
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(Studio) Watergate trial of 7 men accused of bugging Democrat headquarters begins.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) 1st to arrive, was James McCord, ex-security consult. in Nixon re-election campaign. G. Gordon Liddy, who served as counsel to finance committee to reelect President arrives smiling. Howard Hunt, ex-White House consult., arrives. 4 other defendants are Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis, Virgilio Gonzales and Bernard Barker. Assistant United States attorney Earl Silbert reads list 60 witnesses government plans to call, among them Jeb Magruder, dep. director Nixon's reelection campaign. Jury selection begins. [Defense Attorney Henry ROTHBLATT - says might consider guilty plea if good deal offered.] Apparently prosecution does not plan to call in major GOP campaign officials associated with case, such as John Mitchell and Maurice Stans.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin Artist: Howard Brodie

Rather, Dan;
Serafin, Barry

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