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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 21, 1973
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(Studio) White House subpoenaed tapes hit another snag.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) President' cnsl. J. Fred Buzhardt reports 18 mins. of June 20 tape contains audible tone but no conversation. Prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste assures missing conversation to be thoroughly investigated. Judge John Sirica requests President voluntarily surrender tapes now. [BUZHARDT - explains reason President didn't disclose knowledge of missing conversation.] Buzhardt asked about its importance. [BUZHARDT - says matter important but not bombshell.] [BEN-VENISTE - states prosecution just wants to get facts before using such terms as obstruction of justice.] Mysterious tone in tape describe conversation between President and former chief of staff H.R. Haldeman interrupted with tone. Suspicions of prosecution reviewed incling. President' conversations with former Attorney General John Mitchell and Haldeman.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(White House) White House version of tape and mysterious tone reviewed.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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