NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1974
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(Studio) President Gerald Ford approves decision for Nixon tapes and documents to stay at White House for now.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) New President cnsl., Philip Buchen, says tapes and documents won't be moved until legal issues reviewed by special prosecutor and others, Press Secretary, Jerry Terhorst says not challenging ownership; they're just not going anywhere. Admin. doesn't want Watergate to come up.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Mbrs. Jaworski's office don't think gaps, erasures, and omissions caused accidentally. Want to make sure rest of tapes stay ok. Rptd. Jaworski wants tapes for cases other than Watergate. John Ehrlichman subpoenaed Nixon. Expected to blame him for cover-up.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan
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