• Short Summary

    American Vice-President Gerald Ford told a meeting in New York on Monday (22 April) that he trusted the White House would give maximum co-operation and hand over Presidential tapes to the House Committee investigating the impeachment of President Nixon.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Ford being introduced
    0.06

    2.
    GV Guests at tables
    0.13

    3.
    SCU Ford speaking (SOUND)
    0.53

    4.
    LV Ford speaking
    1.02

    5.
    SCU Ford speaking (SOUND)
    1.33


    FIRST TAKE: "I have consistently said that the sooner that any and all relevant evidence was made available the better Congress could consider and the American people evaluate whether or not he was involved prior to, at the time of or subsequent. And I hope and trust that sometime within the net 48 or 72 hours the White House will co-operate to a maximum in making available to the House Committee the relevant material the Committee has requested."



    "I think you have to believe the people that are working for you. Now whether there should have been a more vigorous prosecution of all the details that's a matter of judgement. In my case I think I would have judged some of my employees as about as hard as I possibly could."




    Initials BB/1914 RJ/AH/BB/1922



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: American Vice-President Gerald Ford told a meeting in New York on Monday (22 April) that he trusted the White House would give maximum co-operation and hand over Presidential tapes to the House Committee investigating the impeachment of President Nixon. Mr. Ford said this was the right course to follow. He said he thought President Nixon to be innocent of any impeachable offence. The tapes are under subpoena and carry a Thursday (25 April) deadline.

    This film contains two excepts of Mr. Ford's speech which was made to American editors and publishers. Here's a transcript of his speech.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA339N94H5528CVNKBV471DT8CN
    Media URN:
    VLVA339N94H5528CVNKBV471DT8CN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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