ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1973
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(Studio) Senate Watergate hearings begin "dirty tricks" phase of investigation.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Capitol Hill) Former Nixon speech writer Pat Buchanan appears before Watergate committee [BUCHANAN - insists he had no involvement in, or knowledge of sabotage campaign against Senator Edmund Muskie or other Democrats in `72 election.] [Majority cnsl. Sam DASH - reads Buchanan memo re: Muskie treatment during `72 election.] [BUCHANAN - explains reference in memo jokingly.] Buchanan draws fine line between pranks and dirty tricks. [BUCHANAN - relates several prankish tricks originated by Democrat Dick Tuck. Believes many Republican acts against Democrats were no more than pranks.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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