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Watergate Hearings / Hunt #472748

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1973
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(Studio) Watergate hearings resume. Former CIA veteran E. Howard Hunt appears as 1st witness. Hunt found in Watergate during Democratic party headquarters' break-in. Hunt describes other dirty tricks ordered by former White House cnsl. Charles Colson.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [HUNT - admits fabricating cables to link Kennedy administration with assassination of South Vietnam's Premier Diem.] [Majority cnsl. Sam. DASH - asks if cables shown to Colson.] [HUNT - confirms and relates Colson's reaction.] [DASH - asks if Hunt ever met with press mbr.] [HUNT - says reporter for "Life" magazine, William Lambert, met with Hunt, but fabricated cables' story never used in magazine.] [DASH - questions Hunt with regard to Colson strategy.] [HUNT - says Colson hoped to link Catholic President to Catholic chief of state's assassination in another cntry.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Hunt admits Colson aware of intelligence gathering plans before final Watergate break-in. Hunt refuses to say Colson knew about trial run Watergate break-ins. Hunt's physical appearance described. Hunt to return to witness stand tomorrow; NBC to carry hearings live.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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