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Ford / Confirmation Hearings #226504

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 05, 1973
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(Studio) Amid talk of resignation, Press spends wkend in Key Biscayne, Florida, Vice President designate Gerald Ford faces own problems at confirmation hearings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [FORD - outlines own requirements for presidency.] Ford believes President must clear up Watergate. [Chairperson Senator Rules Committee Howard CANNON - questions a successor's power to terminate probe into former President' background if former President' term shortened by resignation.] [FORD - doesn't think public would allow successor to stop such an investigation.] [CANNON - asks if anything in Ford's background if made public would disillusion Americans further.] [FORD - replies negatively.] Senator Rules Committee to hear former lobbyist Robert Winter-Berger in closed session Wednesday Winter-Berger charges Ford with improper actions in his book on Washington, DC corruption.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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