The Press: Watergate: Defining The Law on Deadline

On the evening that the Watergate grand jury handed up its March 1 indictment, CBS Correspondent Fred Graham was on camera discussing the charges. Merely to summarize the bare facts of the complex story within TV's time limitations would have been an accomplishment. But Graham was able to add some telling insights. Having digested the 50-page indictment, he observed that "it wasn't quite classical." Although "sometimes conspiracy cases involve the kitchen-sink approach," this time, he noted, it was different. Instead of throwing in many charges against each defendant in the hope that one...

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