NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1973
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(Studio) Congress exerts more pressure on White House to name special Watergate prosecutor. Former Attorney General Elliot Richardson mentioned as possible candidate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Capitol Hill) White House cnsl. Alexander Haig supports naming new prosecutor. [Senator Edward GURNEY - insists President name new prosecutor. Believes Richardson to be best man for job.]
REPORTER: Paul Duke
(Capitol Hill) White House cnsls. Charles Wright, Leonard Garment, Vice President designate Gerald Ford and others to determine feelings of House Republicans re: Nixon-Cox confrontation. [FORD - states major believe reestablishment of special prosecutor necessary.] Asked if President miscalculated American response. [FORD - believes political impact not expected.] [Representative John ANDERSON - says White House misread and misjudged American reaction.] [President cnsl. Bryce HARLOW - plans to report House feeling toward new prosecutor to President]
REPORTER: Ray Scherer