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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 26, 1974
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(Studio) House Judiciary Committee considers impeachment of President
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Committee clerk Garner CLINE - reads articles of impeachment.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Representative Paul Sarbanes submitted 1st article of impeachment; bitter fight between Democrats and Republicans follows. Article I detailed. Specificity main issue in committee debate today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Representative Edward HUTCHINSON - believes specifics of charges against President must be made known.] [Representative Charles SANDMAN - states President must know specific charges placed against him.] [SARBANES - replies President' cnsl. aware of material presented to committee ; specifics should already be known by cnsl.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Republicans demand charges against President be specific.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Representative George DANIELSON - believes specificity would limit proof of evidence.] [Representative David DENNIS - says in Andrew Johnson's impeachment charges were specific. Charges Danielson with wanting to limit specificity; it's not constitutional or fair.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(S)Sandman defender of specificity. Chairperson Peter Rodino makes remarks re: specificity.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [RODINO - says committee 's duty lies only in recommending articles of impeachment to full House if committee so votes.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Concentrated Republican attack has some effect on wavering Republicans
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Representatives Robert McClory and Harold Froehlich have already been persuaded back to Republicans' side and won't vote for this impeachment article. Vote on 1st article of impeachment likely to come tonight.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Committee debate resumes at 8 p.m. EDT; NBC to carry debates live.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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