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Greenfield Reporting (Congressional Hearings) #174231

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 13, 1997
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NOTE: Time-date line distorted 5:52:20 - 5:54:10.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) Television's most enduring kind of programming-- Congressional hearings--examined; film shown from the 1973 Watergate hearings where witnesses were questioned by now-Senator Fred Thompson, who is chairing the current Senate campaign finance hearings. The reasons for the public indifference to these hearings outlined. [THOMPSON - says the hearings are not soap opera.] Brief clips from the 1954 McCarthy hearings, the Iran-Contra hearings and the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas battle.

Greenfield, Jeff;
Simpson, Carole

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