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(Studio) Senate Watergate committee votes to resume public hearings September 24. End target date set for this phase of probe to be November 1.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Watergate committee may not hear from White House aide Charles Colson; may be indicted by Washington, DC grand jury. Colson's lawyer, David Shapiro, admits Watergate hearings appearance unsettled. Sam Ervin explains committee 's actions till November 1. [ERVIN - states committee intends to concentrate more on main witnesses to finish probe quicker.] [Concerning White House tapes, Senator Howard BAKER - believes tapes are integral part of probe. Hopes committee obtains them.] [REPORTER - asks Ervin's opinion with regard to Senator Barry Goldwater's suggestion Ervin and President debate disputed Watergate testimony.] [ERVIN - jokingly reveals his acceptance if President accepts challenge.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Smith, Howard K.
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