ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 17, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: John Donvan) The preparations for President Clinton's second inauguration, including his work on his address, discussed; scenes shown from the "technology playground" that will be open to White House visitors.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Brian Ross) The impact of questions about Democratic Party fund-raising on the inauguration examined; details given of the quieted presence of the "big money guys" in Washington, DC. [Center for Public Integrity Charles LEWIS - comments.] The sending of inaugural invitations to controversial contributors, including convicted Florida cocaine dealer Jorge Cabrera, who is now serving a prison sentence and Yogesh Gandhi, whose contribution was returned after it was reported that he was involved in a suspect charitable foundation, detailed. [Inaugural committee co-chairman Terry McAULIFFE - responds.] Former party fund-raiser John Huang shown back in Los Angeles.