× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Watergate Hearings / Haldeman #471735

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 31, 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) H.R. Haldeman denies he knew anything about White House wrongdoing before Senate Watergate committee Denies he tried to limit FBI probe of CIA; knowledge of White House horror stories; hearing about executive clemency for convicted Watergate burglars or approving file destruction plan for Gordon Strachan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [Senator Sam DASH - questions Haldeman about Strachan destroying documents on Haldeman's orders.] [HALDEMAN - says he doesn't recall conversation with Strachan to clean file and destroy papers.] [DASH - asks if Haldeman recalls telling Strachan to contact G. Gordon Liddy and tell Liddy to transfer attention from Senator Edmund Muskie to Senator George McGovern and Ted Kennedy.] [HALDEMAN - doesn't recall such instruction to Strachan.] [DASH - asks how Haldeman learned of Watergate break-in.] [HALDEMAN - says he can't recall how, when or from whom he learned about break-in.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Haldeman admits approving $90,000 budget for covert operations last yr., but says he didn't know what operations were. Admits approving money for Watergate conspirators. Recalls no more details. Haldeman insists close friend and associate John Ehrlichman never mentioned that White House employees burglarized Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office, Haldeman returns tomorrow for more testimony. NBC conts. live coverage beginning 9;30 a.m, EDT,
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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.