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CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 16, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee listens to some White House tapes during closed sessions; leaks to press occur. President attorney James Saint Clair angry about leaks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) [ST. CLAIR - plans to request open hearings; rule of confidentiality can't be kept.] [Representative Edward MEZVINSKY believes open hearings necessary.] [Representative Charles WIGGINS - thinks hearings should remain closed to assure fair Senator trial if needed.] [Committee chairperson Peter RODINO - insists committee not conducting trial; closed door sessions preferred.] 3 Committee to meet next week in semisecret sessions.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) September 15, 1972, taped conversation leaked to press; details outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Transcripts deleted portion with regard to Washington, DC Post and President attempt to keep FCC from renewing "Post's" television stations' licenses. White House spokesperson says portion deleted not relevant to Watergate. [President' cnsl. Dean BURCH - insists President never actually contacted FCC.] [DC "Post" president Larry ISRAEL - thinks country should be upset by President' remarks.]
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Chung, Connie;
Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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