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Original Watergate Defendants / Sentencing / Cuban Americans #226597

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 1973
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(Studio) Judge John Sirica sentences 6 of original Watergate defendants-
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Howard Hunt recs. stiffest sentence - 2 1/2 years James McCord recs. 1 year 4 Cubans, Bernard Barker, Frank Sturgis, Virgilio Gonzales, Eugenio Martinez plead for leniency, but request denied Sentences outlined, [Barker's daughter Maria-Elena MOFFETT - feels bitterness over father's sentence. Believes Nixon should spend father's sentence behind bars.] Unrepentant G. Gordon Liddy serves 6-20 years for Watergate activities.
REPORTER: Hal Walker Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Miami 4, Martinez, Barker, Sturgis, Gonzales heavily influenced by CIA, Cuban Americans react to Miami 4's involvement in Watergate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) [Reverend William ARIAS - believes Miami 4 not scandalized by Watergate as much as American people generally.] [Computer expert Ignacio RUBIO believes Cuban Americans distrust CIA greatly.] All-Spanish radio station WQBA in Miami reports 75% talk show callers support Nixon because he fights Communism. [Radio announcer Emilio MELIAN - insists Miami 4 believed they were helping United States fight Communism.] [Gonzales' daughter, Maria ALONSO - insists father isn't crook.] [Bernard Barker's wife Clara BARKER - believes Judge Sirica unfair to Miami 4.] [Sturgis' wife, Jan STURGIS - speaks of loneliness felt while husband in jail.] Cuban Americans to be on guard in future with regard to matters of national security.

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed;
Walker, Hal

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