FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 27, 2006
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(Washington: James Rosen) Ford’s decision to pardon Nixon examined; details given on the impact on the 1976 elections, speculations that the pardon was part of a secret deal; footage and photos shown. [On the phone, former Secretary of State Alexander HAIG- denies that there was a deal.] [Former counsel to Ford Benton BECKER- contrasts Ford’s and Haig’s concerns.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Excerpt of a phone call from Ford to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, with both men unable to hear each other, played; clips from “Saturday Night Live” skit with comedian Chevy Chase, Ford on “The Simpsons” cartoon, and photos shown; statement from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is recovering from surgery, about Ford quoted.
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