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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 14, 1974
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(Studio) Ford to go to Japan in November or December World events cause Vice President choice schedule to slip.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Vice President announcement delayed due to Cyprus. Chairperson Finance Committee, Senator Russell Long,meets with Ford. Ford talks of his crack at General Motors Corporation price hike and getting atmosphere of sacrifice going. Govs. and mayors meet with Ford. [Governor Milton SHAPP - says Ford's frankness and sincerity impresses him most, and willingness to end arrogance.] [Governor John GILLIGAN - says President ready to listen with regard to making decisions.] White House attorney James Saint Clair, returns to private practice. White House legal staff rules Watergate tapes are personal property of Richard Nixon.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(DC) Special prosecutors tried to delay decision, but failed. Will act to guard safety of tapes. Jaworski aide says office informed, not consulted with regard to move. Jaworski disturbed at idea of tapes being carted off.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Bell, Steve;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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