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Ford / Nixon Resignation / Cong. #468566

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1973
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(Studio) Gerald Ford begins 1st day as Vice President
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Day's beginning reviewed. At Capitol, Ford goes through some ceremonial chores; later Ford and President meet to discuss Ford's duties. At news conference Ford questioned about Nixon's resignation. [FORD - insists President has no intention of resigning. No evidence exists to justify favorable vote for Nixon's impeachment.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) In Congress resignation or impeachment talk builds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) Many of Ford's old colleagues hope for Nixon's removal from office. [Representative Paul FINDLEY - believes Watergate issues can be resolved only by Nixon's resignation.] [Representative Edward BIESTER - thinks President must make clean sweep of Watergate or face more talk of resignation or impeachment.] [Representative John ANDERSON - insists Watergate disclosure required, or President' impeachment proceedings to be stepped up.] President faces new political pressures and dangers with Gerald Ford safely in Vice President's chair.

(Studio) "Chicago Sun-Times" and "Chicago Daily News" call on Congress to impeach President
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul;
Nessen, Ron

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