Search the Archive

Interview / Vesco #28221

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 18, 1974
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Trial of financier Robert Vesco scheduled for next month Vesco, and former cabinet members John Mitchell and Maurice Stans charged with fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice involving `72 campaign contribution. Vesco now in Bahamas.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Bahamas) [VESCO - refuses to return to United States for trial because fair trial impossible. Mitchell and Stans already prejudged against.] Questioned about Mitchell, Stans trial without Vesco testimony. [VESCO - agrees completely that trial can't take place without his testimony.] Asked if any circumstances could bring Vesco back to United States to testify. [VESCO - seriously doubts possibility.] Questioned about refusal to return to US cts. if he's done nothing wrong. [VESCO - explains reason for refusing to return to US.]
REPORTER: Margaret Osmer

(Studio) Rest of interview with Robert Vesco to be shown on "The Reasoner Report"
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Osmer, Margaret;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.