CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 02, 1977
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(Studio) Judge John Sirica sets June 22 as date for John Mitchell and H.R. Haldeman to begin serving Watergate coverup sentences.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Attys. asked Sirica for delay, in attempt to get Supreme Court to reverse convictions. Haldeman's attorney John J. Wilson notes Richard Nixon's comments with regard to defendants' parts in Watergate, during David Frost TV interviews, shown while court was deliberating. Sirica apparently grants delay only so Haldeman can attend daughter's law school graduate [WILSON - says Haldeman is courageous.] [Mitchell's attorney Plato CACHERIS - is concerned for client's safety in prison, due to former position as attorney general] Defendants will have to appear before Sirica for formal sentencing.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Aggie Whelan
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