News of the day for October 4, 1973 - Florida Attorney General uncovers evidence of bugging devices at DNC by Watergate Burglars. Lt. Calley Appeals conviction - life goes on.
October 4, 1973 was loaded with news about the Watergate Scandal. News about the break-in continued to unfold, and as more news unfolded more revelations came to the surface. On this particular October 4th it was the revelation that the Florida Attorney General uncovered evidence the Republicans had installed bugging devices at the Democratic National Headquarters during the 1972 Convention in Miami and that the buggings took place a month after the Watergate burglars were caught. Watergate Co-conspirator James McCord vehemently denied having anything to do with it - but evidence was piling up to prove otherwise.
Also going on this day (as if anyone was noticing), Lt. William Calley made yet another appeal to overturn his conviction in the My Lai Massacre case.
A very busy day via NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor and David Brinkley.