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Schorr / Intelligence Report / Ethics Committee Probe #490008

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 15, 1976
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(Studio) Freedom of press under 1st Amendment to Constitution being questioned in House Ethics Committee investigation into source of secret Intelligence Committee report published by "Village Voice." Report given to "Voice" by CBS newsman Dan. Schorr; Schorr and "Voice" officials questioned by Ethics Committee

(DC) Schorr says he won't reveal source of report [SCHORR - says to betray source is betrayal of self, career and life and he can't do it.] [Ethics Committee cnsl. John MARSHALL - asks for source.] [SCHORR - declines to answer.] [Ethics Committee Chairperson Representative John FLYNT - warns Schorr he could be cited for contempt of Congress; demands answer.] [SCHORR - declines to answer.] Flynt says he can't say what Committee will do next. Schorr warned 9 times with regard to contempt possibility; some committee members say they've no desire to go further with constitutional fight, so contempt warning may be only threat and matter may be dropped.
REPORTER: James Polk

Polk, James

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