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Special Assignment (Watergate Anniversary) #78656

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 1982
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(Studio) Today noted anniversary of Watergate fiasco.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Voice of Richard NIXON - denies being crook.] Films, photos of Nixon shown; psychological and political impact of Watergate on the nation examined. [Ambassador William BROCK - notes loss of politically involved Americans] Pol. impact on Republican party illustrated on screen; Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign recalled. [July, 1977, CARTER - would not have pardoned Nixon.] GOP gains in last 4 years outlined on screen; Nixon's renaissance examined. [Senator Bob PACKWOOD - notes albatross aura still surrounding Nixon.] [BROCK - doesn't believe Nixon will return to political role.] [Gerald FORD - agrees.] Apparent strength of United States political process noted.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

(Studio) Special Watergate reports on tonight's "20/20" and "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Wooten, Jim

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