CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 1973
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(Studio) Defendant Dan. Ellsberg cross-examined in Pentagon Papers trial.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) Prosecutor David Nissen cross-examines Ellsberg. Ellsberg says never mentioned papers to codefendant Anthony Russo until day he decided to copy them. Ellsberg says nothing in papers could have harmed national defense Says didn't steal papers. [ELLSBERG - says didn't steal info., only transferred it to different branch of government] Long and expensive papers case may reduce itself to charge of misusing government property. This is a misdemeanor.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Don Juhlin
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