Search the Archive

White House Tapes / Sirica Courtroom. #467792

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 21, 1973
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) White House discloses 18 minute segment of critically important subpoenaed tape is inaudible. Conversation involves President, H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman 3 days after Watergate break-in. Judge John Sirica requests subpoenaed White House tapes be turned over to him immediately.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) White House cnsl. J. Fred Buzhardt makes announcement to Judge Sirica's court Buzhardt explains discovery. Prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste requests Sirica take charge of tapes. [BUZHARDT - states missing segment impt. but not of bombshell significance.] [BEN-VENISTE - says potentiality for obstruction of justice exists, but prosecution isn't prejudging.]
REPORTER: Gordon Graham; No artist given

(Studio) White House version of tape irregularity outlined. Nixon knew of tape's existence, but no mention to Associated Press editors or Republican govs. occurred.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Memphis, Tennessee) [Tennessee Governor Winfield DUNN - states President asked if more Watergate bombshells exist and President insists, to his knowledge,

Chancellor, John;
Graham, Gordon

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.