NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 1973
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(Studio) President Nixon surrenders White House tapes to Judge John Sirica. Reasons for Nixon's reversal outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) President's lawyer Charles A. Wright releases White House tapes amid stunned ctroom. [WRIGHT - states President reverses decision to prevent further const. crises.] Former tapes' compromise now inoperative. [John Chancellor questions Stern with regard to tapes issue.] Politically President withdraws now to fight political battles again. Court ruling allows room for some tapes to remain in White House Justice Department may carry out probe as intensely as former Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. Acting Attorney General Robert Bork requests Cox's staff remain to help assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen complete probe.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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