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Watergate Money #49177

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
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(Studio) Financial gains of those touched by Watergate noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Report on amts. and means of financial gains received by people exploiting Watergate issue. Film of high school class session with Charles Colson in Winchester, Massachusetts, cited as example Books noted are: Woodward and Bernstein's "All the President's Men" and "The Final Days", Colson's "Born Again", John Dean's "Blind Ambition" and John Ehrlichman's "The Company." Film of "All the President's Men" cited also; it stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. Nixon-Frost interviews, lectures by Watergate figs. like Dean, Howard Hunt, James McCord, Sam Dash and Sam Ervin and other efforts to cash in on scandal cited. One beverage store capitalization on scandal described. [Store owner Rip PACKMAN - doesn't feel guilty for capitalizing on scandal; was in right place at right time.] In Smithtown, New York, songwriter Scotty McGregor lost money on his book of poems and thoughts on Watergate. [McGREGOR - quotes poem.]
REPORTER: John Martin

Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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