NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 09, 1977
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(Studio) In 1960's, friends of Richard Nixon's gave money to Whittier College to set up Nixon Chair for Visiting Scholars. Person in chair this year may not be what they had in mind.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(LosAngeles, California) Award this year goes to "Los Angeles Times" political cartoonist Paul Conrad, who for years has opposed Nixon in cartoons. 2 cartoons noted, Nixon as web in which others, like John Dean and Jeb Stuart Magruder,became entangled, and as Shakespeare's King Richard. [CONRAD - didn't believe it at 1st.] [Whittier dean Dick HARVEY - notes there has been some negative response received by college.] Conrad was on White House enemies list. [CONRAD - wouldn't accept any credit for Nixon's downfall and doesn't think there's any blame involved. Did job as jnlist.] Conrad's latest cartoon concerns recent statement by Nixon that there would never have been Watergate if not for Martha Mitchell.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins