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White House Tapes / Hoax #229497

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 19, 1973
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(Studio) Senate Watergate committee experiences bizarre occurrence with regard to committee 's request for White House tapes from President
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Capitol Hill) This morning White House advises majority cnsl. Sam Dash that President to make statement Monday on White House tapes and committee 's possible access to them. [In surprise announcement committee chairperson Sam ERVIN - reports call from Treasury Secretary George Shultz. Shultz says White House tapes to be turned over to Watergate committee on President' orders.] In a few moments, Ervin reverses earlier statement. [ERVIN - states call from Shultz was hoax. Imposter made call. Real Shultz and Ervin have conversation. Shultz assures Ervin no call made to Ervin that day. Report wrong.] Ervin and Press ask for FBI investigation with regard to impersonation of government official to determine imposter.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Mudd, Roger;
Schorr, Daniel

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