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Watergate Hearings / Haldeman #471876

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 01, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Lowell Weicker reads memo sent to H.R. Haldeman with regard to violent demonstrators and obscene signs to be at President appearance in North Carolina with evangelist Billy Graham. Haldeman wrote words of approval in margin about violent and obscene demonstrations.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [WEICKER - questions if violent actions listed served Haldeman's candidate's best interest.] Submits memo to Haldeman. [WEICKER - reads memo from Ronald Walker to Haldeman with warning from Secret Service agent Bill Hinkle about violent demonstrators. Asks Haldeman to explain his approval of demonstrators.] [HALDEMAN - states he approved because public would see demonstrators as organized group with violent intentions and not just individuals disagreeing with President' pol. views.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Later Weicker shows another memo from Haldeman to John Dean. Reads memo with regard to putting out story on Communist money and violent demonstration linkage with McGovern and Democratic party
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [WEICKER - questions Haldeman's motives behind memo.] [HALDEMAN - says he linked Democrats with civil disturbances only if it was true.] [WEICKER - insists Haldeman should be sure of truth before issuing memo.] [HALDEMAN - states he sent memo to Dean to get facts.] [WEICKER - charges memo tells Dean to put out story, not find facts.] [HALDEMAN - says he understood there were facts behind linkage.] [WEICKER - asks for facts.] [HALDEMAN - replies he doesn't know.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Chancellor, John

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