Description: Story #9883. Statements by Father Robert Drinan, Governor Sargent Francis, special prosecutor for the Watergate scandal Archibold Cox, and Senator Edward Kennedy on President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon. Mary McKay interview with Father Drinan on the street. Drinan thinks that the pardon is in violation of the spirit of the United State Constitution. Governor Sargent, surrounded by news microphones, does not believe that Nixon should go to jail, but the implications of pardoning him for crimes that an ordinary citizen would go to jail for is concerning. Seated at a desk, Archibald Cox reads a statement in response to the pardon, and believes that it violates the principal of our government to pardon the President in advance of the Grand Jury Hearing. Interview with Kennedy on a pier. He comments on how pardon may signify a pardon for draft evaders, and is concerned that the pardon may have been done too soon.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 09/08/1974
Description: Edgartown story after the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne. Silent footage of District Attorney Edmund Dinis addressing reporters. Bill Zimmerman interviews Edgartown police chief Dominic Arena about the effect of the drowning and subsequent trial on his notoriety. They joke around while shooting cutaways. Exterior shots of the town offices and Edgartown streets scenes. A take of Zimmerman's reporter standup in front of Chief Arena directing traffic. Logan Airport runway environs. Senator Ted Kennedy and Joan Kennedy deboard plane and walk through airport to their car. Exterior shots of the County of Dukes County Courthouse. D.A. Dinis and others involved in the trial enter the court house. Interior shots of the Edgartown police station. Chief Arena jokes around while shooting environs.
Collection: WHDH
Date Created: 08/08/1969