× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Watergate Case / Nixon Announcement #25393

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 1973
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) President Nixon holds special news conference on Watergate case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White House) Watergate case has dramatic new development. Nixon promises full cooperation with televised hearing before Senator select committee on Watergate. All White House aides will testify under oath. Nixon now feels previous Watergate investigation, conducted by John Dean, was full of holes. [NIXON - says real progress in finding truth in Watergate case made. Will immediately suspend any White House aide indicted in case; if convicted, any aide will be automatically discharged. Says nobody with major position in administration will be given immunity from prosecution.] Nixon conducting new investigation in cooperation with Justice Department official Henry Petersen. Investigation initiated after James McCord implicated former Attorney General John Mitchell, former White House aide Jeb Magruder and White House attorney John Dean.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.