CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 08, 1977
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(Studio) G. Gordon Liddy holds Washington, DC news conference
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Liddy is accompanied to conference by wife and children; on way in, he's hit in face with pie by man who says he's member of Youth International party (Yippies.) ("New York Times" photos shown.) Liddy's comment with regard to Judge John J. Sirica noted. Liddy has press conference to talk about prison conditions; remains uncommunicative with regard to Watergate, but has praise for John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell; other words for John Dean, who talked. [LIDDY - says Dean is qualified for title role in opera "Der Rosenkavalier."] Explanation of role in opera noted. Liddy is asked if he thinks actions in Watergate were justified. [LIDDY - doesn't live in past nor reproach self.] Is asked if he'd do it again if asked by another President and answers yes. [LIDDY - cites reason for affirmative answer.] He denies bitterness against Richard Nixon. [LIDDY - has no bitterness toward anyone; says it's weakness and waste. Cites reaction to Nixon's reference to Watergate as "Jackass thing."] Liddy says it may be possible someday for him to tell full story of Watergate.
REPORTER: Bill Plante