ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 11, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on preview of Richard Nixon's memoirs, to be published in May, which has been obtained from "Soho Weekly News" in NYC.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Film of Nixon-Frost interview shown. [NIXON - says it's not illegal for President to order break-ins.] David Frost mentioned. Nixon's defense of proposed series of illegal acts in forthcoming book reported, according to page proofs to be published on Wednesday by NYC's "Soho Weekly News." Verification of proofs' authenticity noted. Details given, include those with regard to Houston plan developed by Nixon aide Tom Houston, quotes from Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, detention of Japanese-Americans during WW II and deletion of possible reference to feuding among Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Colson. Disputes over Haldeman's recently published account of Watergate mentioned. Other details of Nixon's book noted. Photos shown. Comment of Warner Books spokesperson with regard to further revelations from forthcoming book, quoted; remark incls. reference to Pentagon Papers.
REPORTER: John Martin
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