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Special Watergate Prosecutor / Senate Judiciary Committee / Cox #225972

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1973
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(Studio) Former special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox reveals to Senator Judiciary Committee his Watergate probe almost complete before Press fired him. Cox believes new independent Watergate prosecutor should be named.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Cox believes main reason for dismissal was his pursuit of White House evidence. [COX - favors court-apptd. prosecutor despite const. risk.] Asked why he favors independent prosecutor. [COX - replies probe can't be pursued thoroughly without independent prosecutor.] [Senator Hugh SCOTT - states Republican leadership of Senator believes President should name prosecutor with special safeguards against removal.] [Senator Sam ERVIN - thinks Congress and American people won't be satisfied with prosecutor under Justice Department] Admin. and Congress search for successor.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Nixon's strongest supporter on Watergate committee , Sen Edward Gurney, calls for independent prosecutor. Cox's testimony delayed because capitol police sergeant Arthur Houston suffers heart attack in room scheduled for hearing. Houston revived, but dies later.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:02:50

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