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Watergate Cover-up Trial / Dean #231363

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1974
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(Studio) Prosecution calls 1st witness, John Dean, to testify in Watergate cover-up trial.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Judge John Sirica considers sending court-apptd. doctors to examine former President Richard Nixon to confirm or disclaim Nixon's argument he's too sick to testify at Watergate cover-up trial. Opening defense arguments completed as attorney Jacob Stein pictures defendant Kenneth Parkinson as politically naive campaign attorney who revered former Attorney General John Mitchell. Mitchell's and H.R. Haldeman's attys. demand separate trial from other defendants; motion denied. Prosecutor James Neal carefully questions Dean for hrs.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski says evidence to be introduced to prove Nixon guilty in cover-up. Jaworski grants "Wall Street Journal" an interview following his announcement to resign. Jaworski doesn't object to Nixon pardon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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