CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 23, 1973
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(Studio) Watergate defendant James McCord promises to tell Judge John Sirica hidden details of bugging of Democrat headquarters
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) McCord says others were involved in bugging, that defendants were pressured to plead guilty and remain silent, that perjury was committed during trial and that he wants to talk privately with Judge Sirica. G. Gordon Liddy sentenced to up to 20 years and fined $40,000. Judge postpones sentencing other 5 convicted defendants. Prosecutor Earl Silbert asks that defendants be held in Washington, DC for grand jury testimony beginning next Monday
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(DC) New chief cnsl. for Senator select committee on Watergate, Sam Dash, comments on McCord's letter. [DASH - says McCord doesn't feel can trust FBI, but hopes he will trust Sirica and Senate committee ] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says Robert Packwood says Republicans bothered by fact that seems there is much more to be revealed.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser
(Studio) Reaction at Southern White House hard to find.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Key Biscayne, Florida) White House spokesperson Gerald Warren refuses to comment on new Watergate developments.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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