ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1974
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(Studio) Senate committee passes bill giving government control of former President Nixon's tapes and papers. House committee begins probe into Nixon pardon.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Capitol Hill) [Govt. Operations Committee chairperson Sam ERVIN - says bill prevents destruction of White House tapes.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - states preservation of Watergate tapes paramount in importance.] [Senator Jacob JAVITS - criticizes Nixon pardon and states any upcoming Watergate prosecution won't be blocked by lack of Watergate tapes.] Ford must decide to veto bill or break agreement with former President
REPORTER: Bob Clark
(Capitol Hill) House judiciary subcommittee considers beginning formal probe of Nixon pardon. Written questions sent to Ford by Congress virtually unanswered. [Representative Don EDWARDS - finds Ford's response disrespectful to House committee ] Subcommittee to send another letter. [Representative Bella ABZUG - calls for formal investigation of Nixon pardon.] Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski refuses to discuss probe into Nixon pardon but reacts to probe into Nixon health. [JAWORSKI - says Judge John Sirica still considering naming panel of doctors to examine Nixon to determine his ability to testify at Watergate cover-up trial. Still expects Nixon to testify unless otherwise notified.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Nixon rptdly. responding well to treatment for phlebitis in Long Beach, California, hosp. Dr. John Lungren begins treatment with anticoagulants.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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