ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The admission by former FBI number two man W. Mark Felt that he was "Deep Throat" in the Watergate era, who supplied information to Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein of the "Washington Post" that helped bring down President Richard Nixon, reported; era photos shown.
(Studio: Brian Ross) The background to Felt's role as "Deep Throat" reviewed; clip shown from the movie "All the President's Men"; details recalled of Felt's prior denials. [Felt's grandson Nick JONES- reads statement.] [Felt attorney John O'CONNOR- explains Felt's reasoning about his role.] October 19, 1972, audiotape exchange between Nixon & H.R. Haldeman about Felt played.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(New York: Dan Harris) The intriguing cloak-and-dagger mystery story about who was "Deep Throat" examined. [June 17, 1982, WOODWARD - explains how "Deep Throat" would communicate with him to set up meetings.] The view on talk radio of Felt as either hero or scum detailed. [Former Nixon aide Chuck COLSON, former White House counsel John DEAN- offer views on "Deep Throat."]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: Sam Donaldson) The Watergate story that brought down a president & the importance of information from Felt & others discussed.