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Judge Sirica Frees Magruder, Dean, Kalmbach #237011

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 08, 1975
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(S)Judge John Sirica orders immediate release of 3 men he sent to jail because of Watergate: John Dean, Jeb Magruder, Herbert Kalmbach.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Watergate defendants' sentences reviewed; actual time served outlined. All 3 testified for prosecution in Watergate cover-up trial. Charles Colson not affected by order; petition for reduced sentence pending before another judge. [KALMBACH - expresses gratitude for compassion of Judge Sirica.] Mrs. Gail Magruder learns good news from neighbor. [Mrs. MAGRUDER - says she's thrilled.] [Judge SIRICA - says today's actions have no bearing on possible sentences for Watergate defendants found guilty last week in Watergate cover-up trial.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Mrs. John Dean reacts to news in Los Angeles.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) [Maureen DEAN - says she's thrilled. Thinks judge made right decision.] Deans plan vacation.

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David;
Graham, Fred

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