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Colson Sentenced #32007

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 21, 1974
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(Studio) Former White House cnsl. Charles Colson sentenced to 1 year in jail and fined $5000 for obstructing justice.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [COLSON - plans to accept day's events without anxiety.] Judge Gerhard Gesell hands down sentence. Colson reveals President urged him to disseminate damaging information with regard to Daniel Ellsberg. [COLSON - plans to work for Lord inside prison. Today's events were court's will and Lord's will.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) White House refuses direct comment on Colson's remarks with regard to President Communications director Kenneth Clawson uses opportunity to discuss leaks. Vice President Gerald Ford questioned about Colson's statement.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) [FORD - believes difference exists between President ordering Colson to smear Ellsberg and President ordering Ellsberg's psychiatrist's break-in.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Egil Krogh completes prison sentence for his role in Ellsberg break-in.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Krogh reacts to Colson sentencing. [KROGH - thinks Colson able to handle any situation. No further comment made.]
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood

Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David;
Sherwood, Virginia

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