ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1977
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(Studio) During Watergate, Richard Nixon and associate seemed always to be coming up against Judge John Sirica. Today Sirica reduces prison terms of 3 top Nixon aides.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(DC) Tapes made by John Mitchell, John Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman are played in court (Audio tapes played.) [MITCHELL - will never again preform such actions or deeds, regardless of circumstances.] [HALDEMAN - feels he has obligation, as result of actions, to make amends and further constructive contribution to society.] [EHRLICHMAN - feels he could be helping people on outside and that he's presented court with evidence of this.] After short deliberation, Sirica reduces sentences to minimum penalty, 1 year Ehrlichman could be paroled in November, Mitchell and Haldeman next summer.
REPORTER: Vic Ratner
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