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Sirica / Retires As Chief Judge #475681

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 18, 1974
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(Studio) Federal Judge John Sirica, now 70, must retire as chief judge of fed. district court in DC, but Sirica to continue hearing trials after he steps down as chief judge.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Attorney General William Saxbe, assistant Attorney General Henry Peterson, Watergate committee cnsl. Sam Dash and Sirica's successor as chief judge, George Hart, all attend party in honor of Sirica's last day. [SIRICA - plans to continue active life as judge.] Sirica to preside over Watergate defendants' trials this fall.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Studio) Sirica's personality reviewed. Exclusive photograph of Sirica shown; picture taken by NBC cameraman. Sirica credited with breaking open Watergate cover-up by reading letter from James McCord, Watergate defendant.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas

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