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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 08, 1974
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(Studio) Controversy exists surrounding impeachment proceedings and likelihood of amnesty against criminal or civil prosecution.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [House speaker Carl ALBERT - doesn't think impeachment matter should be continued if President resigns. Watergate affair should be over.] Albert against immunity. Representative John Rhodes also against immunity. House debates campaign reform bill.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Senator also discusses immunity and impeachment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senators fret about terms of President' resignation. [Senator Ed BROOKE - wants full confession of President' involvement in Watergate before immunity granted.] Most Democrats opposed to immunity. [Senator Frank MOSS -รน thinks if resignation purports President' innocence, impeachment trial should continue.] [Senator Robert BYRD - doesn't think President will resign unless he's guilty and admits his guilt.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:04:30

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