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Watergate Cover-up Trial / Verdict #236511

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 01, 1975
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(Studio) Watergate cover-up jury finds H.R. Haldeman, John Mitchell, John Ehrlichman and Robert Mardian guilty on all counts; Kenneth Parkinson found innocent on all counts.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Judge John Sirica reads verdict handed to him by jury foreman James Hoffar. Details of charges against defendants outlined. Defendants' reactions outlined. [HALDEMAN - knows he's innocent despite verdict. Plans to appeal case.] [EHRLICHMAN - says verdict not surprising because of difficulty in getting fair trial in DC.] Convicted men released on bonds; possible maximum sentences discussed.
REPORTER: Fred Graham; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Verdict comes as President winds up skiing vacation.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Denver, Colorado) 1 of closest advisers to President Ford believes verdict made carefully; verdict reveals Richard Nixon also involved in conspiracy and is guilty of criminal conduct. Presidential pardons for defendants highly unlikely.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Switchbd. operator at San Clemente, California, says Nixon to comment on verdict tomorrow. CBS to carry 1/2 hour special on Watergate, beginning at 11:30 p.m. EST.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Graham, Fred;
Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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