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Watergate Case and Pentagon Papers Case / Casualty Report #228902

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 1973
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(Studio) So far 10 persons have quit or been fired because of Watergate. Egil Krogh is latest. [Others include Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Dean, Richard Kleindienst, L. Pat. Gray, Jeb Magruder, David Young, Strachan and Robert Odle.] Krogh headed White House force designed to plug leak of Pentagon Papers. Krogh admits to authorizing burglary Dan. Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Krogh quits as undersecretary Trans. [KROGH - says resigned because can't devote full time to Trans. Department as result of Pentagon Papers case involvement. Says authorized burglary because felt it was in best national interest.]
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

(Studio) Senator investigates CIA role in Pentagon Papers case burglary. CIA chief James Schlesinger testifies he didn't know about burglary until this month Thought it was helping Howard Hunt in closing security leaks. Pentagon reports it turned down request by Hunt to look at its documents. Melvin Laird Secretary Defense at the time and knew of Hunt's request being denied. White House spokesperson Ronald Ziegler says White House mail supports President's Watergate speech 3 to 1. Reporter Robert Pierpoint says Ziegler denies figures artificially inflated as has been done in past.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Shaw, Bernard

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