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CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1974
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(Studio) Report on public reaction to pardon.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Phone calls 50-50 with regard to pardon. Telegrams run 6-1 against. Quotes from telegrams given. November 5, 1973, film of Vice President confirmation hearing shown. [Senator Howard CANNON - asks if President resigned, would succeeding President have right to prevent or end study of criminal charges against ex-President] [FORD - says doesn't feel public would stand for it.] August 28, 1974, press conference shown. [FORD - says has earlier answered hypothetical questions too freely and fast.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Alexandria, Virginia) Press Secretary, Jerald terHorst tells why he resigned. [TERHORST - says mercy should be even-handed, like justice.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(DC) Many of administration feel pardon given out of mercy for Nixon health.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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