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18-Min. Gap / White House Tapes #28177

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 16, 1974
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(Studio) Judge John Sirica hears testimony to find out who's responsible for erasures and rerecording of White House tape with 18-min. gap.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Tempers flare. Judge Sirica lashes out at Rose Mary Woods' attorney Charles Rhyne. Sirica to decide soon on sending case to grand jury. Presidential aide Stephen Bull testifies under tough questioning from prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste. Bull reveals Rose Mary Woods, General John Bennett, Fred Buzhardt, President Nixon, and himself had access to tape. White House lawyers intend to cross-examine electronics experts Friday; experts outraged.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher; ARTIST: Freda Reiter

(White House) White House refuses to offer comment with regard to latest development Presidential news spokesperson Gerald Warren insists Nixon didn't erase tape knowingly or accidentally.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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