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Watergate / "Deep Throat" Revealed / Dean Interview #791507

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The admission by former FBI number two man W. Mark Felt† that he was the source "Deep Throat" in the Watergate era for "Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein reported; scenes & photos shown from the era. [President NIXON - says "I had no prior knowledge of the Watergate break-in" & coverups.] [Felt's grandson Nick JONES†- reads statement.] [Felt's daughter JOAN - speaks about her father.]

(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) The question of why a top official in the FBI leaked clues to the Watergate story to Woodward examined; details recalled of what happened in the FBI after the death of J. Edgar Hoover, who had long headed the agency & Felt's belief the FBI was being corrupted by outside influence. ["The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI" author Ron KESSLER - says Felt detested new FBI director L. Patrick Gray.] The question of whether Felt really was "Deep Throat" discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bill Schneider) The question of why Felt stayed silent for 30 years & came forward now examined; Felt quoted in "Vanity Fair" about leaking information. [WOODWARD - comments.] [Voice of son Mark FELT, Jr. - says his father is an American hero.] [JONES - reads statement about Felt.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former Nixon White House counsel John Dean. [DEAN - wonders about how Felt had access to so much information that he gave to Woodward & how he had the time to do the mechanical things for the meetings; raises questions about how Felt was getting the information after he was out of the FBI.]

Brown, Aaron;
Greenfield, Jeff;
Schneider, Bill

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