× The TV News Archive staff will be attending the Association of Moving Image Archivists conference December 7th to the 9th and will not be processing new orders, or hosting any research visits during this time.
× The TV News Archive will be closed from December 21st to January 2nd, re-opening on January 3rd. Any loan requests made during this time will not be processed until after January 3rd, 2023.
Search the Archive

Schorr / House Ethics Committee / Contempt Vote #490128

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 22, 1976
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) House Ethics Committee votes 6-5 against citing CBS reporter Dan. Schorr for contempt of Congress in refusal to reveal source of report Vote will probably end controversy.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Committee also voted against revoking Schorr's House press credentials; says case doesn't set precedent and newsmen shouldn't be encouraged to make public classified Congress documents. Most committee members say they wanted to avoid confrontation between freedom of press and right of Congress to protect secret material; Schorr agrees. [SCHORR - says not interested in claiming victory but in fact that impending disaster didn't happen. Says when he goes back to work now up to CBS.] Ethics Committee still not decided if it has enough evidence to point out source of leaked document; begins work tomorrow on report to full House and says it won't be leaked to any reporter
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) CBS says Schorr will remain suspended from broadcasting until he and employers deal with certain matters.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John

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.