CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 1977
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(Studio) Arbitron survey indicates about 1/2 of television viewers Wednesday night watched Richard Nixon's interview with David Frost.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Questions with regard to things not covered in interview, like Howard Hughes connection, identity of "Deep Throat" and 18 1/2 minute tape gap. Frost says broadcast time for all interviews doesn't allow enough time to cover everything. [FROST - says he can only publish 7 hrs. and rest in limbo.] Frost assistant James Reston, Junior says Frost dropped prosecuting approach when Nixon aides asked him to ease off. [RESTON - cites request and change in tone of questioning in last part of show.] Reaction among Watergate figs. suggests few minds changed. [Peter RODINO - says Nixon tried to explain away untruths.] [Charles WIGGINS - says Nixon's stated motive is wrong.] [Sam ERVIN - is glad Nixon said he'd committed errors; believes Nixon tries to vindicate self.] [Charles COLSON - hopes all Americans can now forgive Nixon.] Interviews still to be shown will deal with foreign policy, Vietnam war and protests and final days at White House
REPORTER: Fred Graham
(Studio) At San Clemente, Nixon refuses comment, but other family members cite views.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(San Clemente, California) [David EISENHOWER - believes it was forthright expression of Nixon's feelings; thinks editing of interview was confusing.] Eisenhower says he doesn't think Nixon saw program.
REPORTER: Harold Dow
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