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Watergate Cover-up Trial #231339

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 1974
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(Studio) Surface solidarity between former President Richard Nixon and former top aides falls apart at Watergate cover-up trial.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) John Ehrlichman's attorney William Frates claims Nixon misled and lied to his client to cover up own activities. Further details of Frates' argument given. Defendant, Robert Mardian, claims he had no knowledge of Watergate break-in, but was deceived by old friend John Mitchell. Judge John Sirica overrules almost all prosecution objections.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Judge Sirica schedules hearing Wednesday to determine if Nixon should be compelled to testify in cover-up trial. Watergate burglar Gordon Liddy leaves jail following bail reduction. Appeals of Liddy's jail sentences are pending.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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