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Watergate Indictments / Reaction #475522

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 01, 1974
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(Studio) Ldrs. of both political ptys. insist men named in indictment shouldn't be judged guilty before tried. Democratic national committee meeting reacts to word of indictments with applause and hoots. House reacts also.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) Chairperson House Judiciary Committee Peter Rodino and Representative Edward Hutchinson refuse comment. [Representative Thomas RAILSBACK - believes indictments to help committee get at bottom of investigation quicker.] [Representative John CONYERS - believes indictments take step nearer to inner circle of White House and President himself.] Staff of House Judiciary Committee to report on all evidence gathered so far for impeachment investigation.
REPORTER: Ray Scherer

(Studio) Vice President Gerald Ford reacts to Watergate indictments.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Phoenix, Arizona) [FORD - insists all defendants must be presumed innocent till proved guilty.] Senator Barry Goldwater asked for opinion also. [GOLDWATER - won't comment because all men innocent till proven guilty.] During personal appearances across cntry., Ford attempts to keep Republicans from holding Watergate against entire party
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron;
Scherer, Ray

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