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Supreme Court / Nixon Tapes #257403

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 18, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling against public broadcast and commercial distribution of Nixon White House tapes, used as evidence in Watergate cover-up trial reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Films shown. Background of tapes' part in Richard Nixon's resignation and Watergate cover-up trial given. Court case over broadcast and commercial distribution of tapes outlined. Justice Lewis Powell's opinion quoted, incl. note that Congress has taken custody of all Nixon tapes. United States government film shown. National Archives' duplication of all Nixon tapes mentioned and further lawsuits by Nixon attys. outlined.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

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