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Newsmaker Interview / Rebozo #226810

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 1973
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(Studio) President' friend Bebe Rebozo discusses President and Watergate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Key Biscayne, Florida) [REBOZO - believes Nixon's fault lies in loyalty to people.] Questioned if President ever read articles with regard to Watergate scandal. [REBOZO - states President listened to aides' denials of involvement.] Questioned about March 15. [REBOZO - reveals President obviously upset by 1st news of Watergate. For 1st time, President felt impact. Thinks Watergate remained problem of aides for special purpose; President couldn't be bothered.] Asked if President intended to investigate Watergate scandal thoroughly. [REBOZO - states President' upset couldn't be hidden. Rebozo never wanted to know too much concerning administration] Questioned about arrogant attitude of Nixon administration [REBOZO - insists President isn't arrogant. Admin. may have deserved this adjective at certain times.] Rebozo asked if he ever advised President with regard to others' arrogance. [REBOZO - admits spking. to President on subject in generalities.] Asked about impeachment and resignation talk within Nixon family. [REBOZO - recalls moment and President' feelings at time. Hates to see President endure personal agony. Doesn't think President will resign.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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