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President Resignation / Speech / Ziegler / Kissinger #33126

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 08, 1974
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(Studio) President Nixon to deliver live address from Oval Office at 9 p.m. EST. Indications are he'll announce his resignation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Mood in Washington, DC almost certain that he'll resign. Democratic House whip, Thomas O'Neill says Vice President Gerald Ford to be sworn in Friday p.m. Report on White House drama.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Vice President summoned for discussion of transition. [News Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says aware of interest of Americans with regard to recent developments. President to meet with bipartisan Congress members later. To address nation at 9 p.m. EST.] Ziegler left quickly. Resignation decision made after dinner with family and talk with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) [KISSINGER - tells of spending time with President, discussing whole situation. Calls President' mood philosophical, serene, and reflective.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Some aides in tears; many don't know what future holds. For 2nd inauguration gift, President gave staff calendar numbering days of 2nd admin. 896 to go.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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