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Nixon / New White House Tapes #252116

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1977
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(Studio) Previously unreleased White House tapes, according to wkend. reports,show Richard Nixon knew something about Watergate cover-up earlier than had been believed. Nixon attys. challenge tapes' accuracy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Attys. say Nixon upset with regard to reports of taped conversations in "Washington Post" and "New York Times." Attorney Herbert Miller says he saw final transcript of tapes in special prosecutor's office and it doesn't mention "hush money," as newspapers claim; says someone leaked early, inaccurate transcript to papers. 2 versions of transcript quoted; printed on screen. [MILLER - says they'll demand headline retraction from Post.] "Post" reporter Bob Woodward sticks by his version; special prosecutor Charles Ruff refuses to name final version.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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