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Watergate Coverup Trial / Appeals Court / Conviction Upheld #242849

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1976
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(Studio) United States Court of Appeals in Washington, DC upholds Watergate coverup convictions of former Nixon aides H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell; overturned conviction of former Nixon campaign official Robert Mardian.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) (Film of 3 conspirators in fall of 1974 shown.) Court decisions and details noted. Court rejected series of claims with regard to denial of fair trial by Judge John Sirica. Lone dissenting vote came from Judge George MacKinnon; reasons noted. Reasons for giving Mardian new trial noted. Attys. for 3 convicted conspirators say they'll take case to Supreme Court; in Mardian case, special prosecutor can ask for early trial, appeal to Supreme Court or drop prosecution.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:01:50

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