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Watergate Hearings / Inouye, Wilson #229796

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 01, 1973
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(Studio) During Senate Watergate hearing recess, Haldeman's lawyer, John Wilson, refers to Senator Dan. Inouye as "that little Jap."
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Capitol Hill) Bad feelings have been seething between Wilson and Inouye. [REPORTER - asks if Wilson actually made statement.] Wilson confirms. [REPORTER - asks if Wilson considers remark derogatory.] [WILSON - fires back no because Inouye called client John Ehrlichman a liar.] [REPORTER - questions Wilson on actual words.] [WILSON - states he found Senator Weicker's questioning fair, but has trouble with "that little Jap."] [INOUYE - says it's the heat causing tempers to flare.] [REPORTER - asks if anything accomplished by referring to persons in ethnic terms.] [INOUYE - believes it's unfortunate, but feeling of brotherhood hasn't spread through American] Japanese embassy reacts to Wilson's statement.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley

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