Search the Archive

President / Impeachment Probe / Scott / House Judiciary Committee #475587

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 13, 1974
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) President' hard line stand on House impeachment committee recs. adverse reaction in Congress Senator Hugh Scott discusses matter.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [SCOTT - believes White House should release all info. pertaining to impeachment investigation. Hopes Judiciary Committee will decide on definition of impeachable offense.] Questioned about Scott's defense of President and White House [SCOTT - says he's defender of government system rather than defender of individuals.]
REPORTER: Robert McCormick

(Studio) President insists House Judiciary Committee define impeachable offense before seeking evidence.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) [Representative Edward HUTCHINSON - believes committee 's requests reasonable and relevant. Doesn't think committee should define impeachable offense now.] [Committee chairperson Peter RODINO - states committee to issue subpoena for materials if White House refuses to cooperate.] Committee hopes to avoid confrontation and subpoena if possible.
REPORTER: Ray Scherer

(White House) White House still believes impeachable offense should be defined. Spokesperson leaves impression White House wants to cooperate with committee
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Senator Norris Cotton says President considers naming unbiased 3rd party to decide which materials important to impeachment probe. President talked of using Senator John Stennis in similar role last year
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
McCormick, Robert;
Scherer, Ray

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.