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Watergate Indictments / Haldeman / March Conversation #30451

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 01, 1974
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(Studio) Major Watergate indictments issued against H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, John Mitchell.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Details of indictment reviewed. Charles Colson, Robert Mardian, Kenneth Parkinson, Gordon Strachan also given indictments. Judge John Sirica orders everyone connected with case to remain silent outside ctroom. Indicted shown at Watergate hearings, defending their innocence. Charges against indicted persons reviewed.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Charge against H.R. Haldeman involves perjury before Senate Watergate committee with regard to conversation between President and himself last March.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) John Dean's testimony with regard to same conversation reviewed; Dean's testimony links President with cover-up. Haldeman's testimony with regard to March conversation outlined. Senator Howard Baker questioned Haldeman's testimony at length during hearings. In August `73 President recalls conversation in question for press. [PRES. - agrees with Haldeman's version.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) White House refuses to comment on March conversation now. White House reacts to today's indictments.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) Press spokesperson Gerald Warren insists Watergate belongs in courts; refuses to comment further. [President' son-in-law David EISENHOWER - doesn't think indictments change case; innocence or guilt in case remains undetermined.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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