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Nixon Deposition / Watergate #241543

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 1975
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(Studio) Ex-President Richard Nixon's deposition with regard to Watergate papers and tapes made public. Present at interrogation: 2 Nixon attys. and 7 attys. from Justice Department, special prosecutor, General Services Admin. and press.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Nixon denies he ever told aides to stonewall it in Watergate cover-up; says he preferred "other way" to stonewalling it. Quote cited.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(San Clemente, California) Deposition taken at Nixon compound. Nixon took pills twice.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) Attys. said he made speeches out of simple questions; say he was no more hostile than average person in that position. Nixon says public not entitled to full disclosure about Watergate until legal proceedings concluded. Says he'll determine what will be made public if wins control of papers. Nixon denies ever calling Judge Sirica "goldarn Wop." Quotes what he said about Sirica. Sarcasm directed at attorney William Dobrovir due to Dobrovir playing tape at cocktail party
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley

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