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Transition / Ford / Nixon / Memoirs #241770

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1975
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(Studio) Report on transition after Richard Nixon left president
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) August 9, 1974, film shows Nixons, accompanied by Fords, leaving White House Film of October 12, 1973, shows Gerald Ford after Nixon named him to be Vice President Ford lack of presidential qualities noted. Ford casual and open; scenes demonstrating such shown. Film shows Ford's September 8, 1974, pardon of Nixon. His popularity low afterwards. Events concerning fall of South Vietnam; Ford's order to save Mayaguez; easing inflation, and quarrelsome Congress sent his popularity up. President shown campaigning and at Helsinki conference Ford now confident and comfortable. His political future tied to economy
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(San Clemente, California) Nixon emerges from isolation; walks about on beach. Photos shown of Nixon. He plays golf with staff head. His estate shown. He's writing memoirs. Pat Nixon dedicates grade school named for her. Rptd. Nixon would like to travel abroad.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Los Angeles, California) Nixon's chief of staff, Bob Haldeman, still free; convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. He's appealing.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(NM) Nixon's chief domestic adviser, John Ehrlichman, appeals his sentence. Working on novel; separated from wife.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(No location given) Ex-Attorney General John Mitchell, convicted and disbarred, close to Nixon.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(No location given) John Dean writes book about Watergate; says no regrets in telling truth.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) NBC drops negotiations for exclusive television rights to Nixon's memoirs.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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