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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bruce Morton) Richard Nixon's White House papers released today by National Archives discussed; their implications for President Reagan's problems with current Iran arms scandal considered. Scenes shown. Memos by John Mitchell cited as example [Courtesy CAIN, John EHRLICHMAN - is concerned that Reagan is repeating Watergate-era White House mistakes.] Former chief of staff H.R. Haldeman's analysis of both scandals mentioned. Differences and similarities between Watergate and Iran arms scandal examined. [October 1973, NIXON - accuses press of distorted report] Reagan's attack on press, in "Time", quoted on screen. [Barbara JORDAN - thinks administration should realize public's demand for facts.] [Howard BAKER - advises administration to disclose findings immediately.] [Former Nixon aide Herbert PORTER - cites his loyalty to Nixon.] [Nixon historian Joan HOFF-WILSON - notes influence of President's behind-the-scene aides in policy development]
- Morton, Bruce;
- Rather, Dan
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