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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 22, 1973
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(Studio) Senate committee hears more of James McCord testimony on clemency offers and another Senate committee holds confirmation hearings for Elliot Richardson, Attorney General designate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Senate committee recalls Richardson to hear testimony with regard to Egil Krogh and burglary of Ellsberg psychiatrist in connection with Pentagon Papers case. Senator Robert Byrd questions closely. Nixon said told by John Dean in late March of Ellsberg break-in. Senator Edward Kennedy asks about delay in telling judge;why Justice Department wasn't-told.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Sidelight criticism of conduct of original trial and reconvening of grand jury. Earl Silbert thee object of criticism.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Federal Court House, DC) Silbert expected to resign from case; does not. [SILBERT - refuses to answer question of Connie Chung, reporter] Members grand jury released early after Silbert meetings. Disapprove Silbert resignation plan, said in deference to Archibald Cox, believing such would delay case. Cox, Silbert to meet tomorrow.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Jones, Phil

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