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(Studio) President holds 2nd news conference in 2 weeks
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(White House) [PRES. - criticizes Congress Intends to send message outlining legislature priorities to Congress] President questioned about inflation. [NIXON - believes controls to help inflation without recession.] President asked about Middle E. oil situation. [PRES. - states United States and West world to stop buying oil from Arab states if prices continue to rise.] Middle E. question leads to Israel. [PRES. - insists Arabs and Israelis both responsible in Middle E. conflict. United States to use influence to bring peace to Middle E.] President refuses to comment on Agnew probe. [NIXON - refuses to define definitive ruling for press with regard to White House tapes decision.] Questioned about land deals, profits and taxes. [PRES. - explains property holdings and tax audits on property.] Loss of confidence discussed. [PRES. - admits confidence has been hurt. To regain confidence by own actions rather than Watergate.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Rather, Dan
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