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Watergate Case / Senate Action #228436

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1973
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(Studio) Charles Percy introduces and Senator unanimously passes resolution calling on President to appoint independent agent to investigate Watergate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [PERCY - says Senator would not accept anyone who had to report to or take orders from President]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Republican Carl Curtis says not enough Senators on floor at time of vote and resolution should be rescinded. Senator Marlow Cook disapproves appointment Nixon man Elliot Richardson as Attorney General Cook is on committee which must confirm Richardson's appointment, and reporter Neil Strawser feels appointment of outside agent to investigate Watergate may be price of appointment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon talks informally with Chancellor Brandt. Meanwhile, in White House, FBI stations guards to watch over files former aides Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Dean. President Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler apologizes to DC "Post" for his criticisms of its rpting. of Watergate scandal.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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