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Supreme Court / Nixon Papers and Tapes #252859

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 28, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court rejects Richard Nixon's efforts to gain control of president papers and tapes. May be long time before they're made public however.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Court's decision written by Justice William Brennan; details noted. 2 dissenters are Warren Burger and William Rehnquist. Employees of National Archives will begin to edit out personal and national security conversations; Nixon could still bring legal action with regard to details and procedures, but otherwise National Archivist James Rhoads says 1st papers and tapes will be ready for public in 1 year [RHOADS - cites plans for releasing tapes to public.] Supreme Court to decide next year if networks may air tapes used in Watergate trials; these are still locked in Judge John Sirica's office safe.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) There's no comment from Nixon or attorney Supreme Court also rules in favor of human cannonball, Hugo Zacchini, who sued Cleveland station, WEWS-TV, for broadcasting film of entire 15 security act.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:03:10

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