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Haldeman Book #52659

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 1978
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(Studio) Rush to buy H.R. Haldeman's book, "The Ends of Power", noted. Film shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Report on further details of Haldeman's book; incld. are outlines of questionable tactics used by the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson, reported discussion between Johnson and Robert Kennedy that Johnson ordered secretly taped, Nixon's attempts to get information on Johnson's orders for bombing halt over North Vietnam just prior to end of Nixon-Humphrey campaign and to get papers from Brookings Institution taken there by former Pentagon employee Leslie Gelb. Also noted is Gelb's present employment at State Department and Nixon's discussion with Charles Colson about getting Gelb papers from Brookings. [COLSON - responds to Haldeman's statements with regard to his part in Gelb papers matter.] Haldeman's remarks with regard to Nixon's obsession with political enemies cited. Photos shown.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Details given concerning Haldeman description of Nixon inner circle's attitude toward each other and toward Nixon; quoted are statements by Haldeman and John Ehrlichman.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Report on Haldeman's own description of Nixon; passages from book quoted and photos shown. Nixon's attempts to discredit Senator Edward Kennedy noted. Nixon's 1962 press conference statements to press and later statements to Haldeman with regard to this reported.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman Unsigned sketches

(Studio) Passage from book quoted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank;
Zimmerman, Bill

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