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Watergate Hearings / Buchanan / Kissinger, Ellsberg #230538

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1973
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(Studio) Senate Watergate committee moves into dirty tricks phase of hearings. President speech writer Pat. Buchanan appears 1st.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Buchanan criticizes character assassins. [BUCHANAN - insists all rumors making Republicans look responsible for Democrat election failures untrue.] Sam Dash questions Buchanan with regard to loyalty to Nixon cause in `72. [BUCHANAN - says President would never ask him to carry out questionable activities.] [Majority cnsl. DASH - asks about tactics Buchanan would use willingly.] [BUCHANAN states all actions not illegal or unethical but used in previous Democrat campaign.] Buchanan describes pranks pulled on Republicans by Democrats [BUCHANAN - cites specific pranks.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - asks if dirty tricks ok because all ptys. did it.] [BUCHANAN - denies previous statement correct. Agrees many unethical, illegal actions occurred during `72 elections.] [WEICKER - asks why such actions known as legitimate campaign practices.] [BUCHANAN - insists Watergate not considered legitimate practice.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Former CIA psychiatrist links Dr. Henry Kissinger to effort to discredit Daniel Ellsberg in statement to Ervin committee Ellsberg profile prepared by Dr. Bernard Maloy for White House plumber David Young. Allegedly Kissinger and John Ehrlichman requested information and President aware of action.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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