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Colson Sentenced #234956

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 21, 1974
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(Studio) Former White House cnsl. Charles Colson sentenced to 1 year in prison for defaming and slandering Daniel Ellsberg.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Colson reveals he besmirched Daniel Ellsberg's image at President' order. David Shapiro, Colson's attorney, pleads for suspended sentence. Judge Gerhard Gesell sentences Colson. Senator Harold Hughes comforts Colson. [COLSON - denounces character assassination of criminal defendants. Plans to work for Lord inside prison.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) White House makes no comment with regard to Colson action.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) White House in some disarray over Colson's threat to reveal more info. Assistant press secretary Gerald Warren denies all comment. Communications director Kenneth Clawson uses opportunity to criticize leaks from House Judiciary Committee and Senate Watergate committee
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert

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