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NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 1973
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(Studio) Acting Attorney General Robert Bork reports assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen to continue thorough Watergate investigation since Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox fired along with deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus and resignation of Attorney General Elliot Richardson. Federal Judge John Sirica distraught over events.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House lawyers plan to issue statement to Sirica explaining White House tapes compromise. Judge may force President to release tapes or face contempt of court charges. [BORK - reports Cox's place taken by Petersen. Evidence and previous staff to be used freely by Petersen.] Bork doesn't disclose own intentions to resign after firing Cox. Nixon persuades Bork to remain in Justice Department
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson to hold news conference 11 a.m. EDT. NBC to broadcast report live Tuesday
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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