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happen. And I made the decision then and there that if he was going to do it from any place
where we had access to broadcast it, that I wanted CBS News to carry it in its full text.
-- so that we weren't in any way criticized for sheltering it. And I don't recall much
what happened in the meeting after that because the rest of that day was thinking about the
problems of the Agnew attack and what we would do to counter-attack. Because I led the
counter-attack on the Agnew attack. But that's another story.
But I recall it was when I was not tending the store that I was informed of this
I just recalled that -- I think the name of the person -- Daniel Ellsberg who we were
thinking of in terms of the Pentagon Papers. Daniel Ellsberg?
Right. Right. He had been a staff member at RAND. I'm not sure he was at the
time the Pentagon Papers were --
No, he wasn't.
That was cops and robbers days. I guess Newt Minnow was chairman of the board
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