Search the Archive

President / Resignation Fever #236050

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 07, 1974
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Capitol Hill seized by resignation fever.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) President reconsiders next move. No. of President' own aides expect resignation; however, William Timmons, Rose Mary Woods, Steven Bull deny resignation imminent. "Providence", (Rhode Island) "Bulletin" and "Phoenix" (Arizona) "Gazette" report President' imminent resignation. Chief of staff Alexander Haig and Ron Ziegler meet with President before President meets with Republican cong. leaders Senators Hugh Scott, Barry Goldwater and Representative John Rhodes. Allegedly, draft of resolution presented granting President immunity from civil and criminal prosecution if he resigns. [GOLDWATER - denies immunity discussed. Says 3 men met with President to discuss mood of Congress] [SCOTT - says situation gloomy on Capitol Hill. Any decision by President to be made in national interest.] Secretary of State Henry Kissinger enters White House before nightfall.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:20

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.