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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

(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

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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