ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon still refusing to let White House attorney John Dean testify at Senator confirmation hearings L. Pat. Gray on Watergate case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [NIXON - says if Senator wants to, can challenge doctrine executive privilege in courts] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - says executive privilege based on ntl. interests. Watergate investigation necessary and national interests best served by opening rather than closing White House doors.] [Senator Howard BAKER - says Dean's connection with Watergate must be thoroughly explored.] Baker and Weicker both Republicans Senator Sam Ervin, who will head Senator investigation Watergate bugging, says will ask Senator to find President aides in contempt if they refuse to testify.
REPORTER: Bob Clark
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