ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 05, 1972
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(Studio) Interior Secretary Rogers Morton will remain at post; James T. Lynn, ex-Secretary Commerce, replaces George Romney at HUD.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [LYNN - says intends to learn about housing.] Meanwhile Senator Proxmire's Joint Econ. Committee holds hearings into housing scandals; criticizes Romney and US Housing and Urban Development for failing to testify. [PROXMIRE - says HUD dismal failure.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney
(Detroit, Hawaii) Federal government owns 20,000 houses in Detroit though foreclosures on maladmin. federal programs. (Detroit US Housing and Urban Development Director William WHITBECK - says many US Housing and Urban Development houses not suitable for living.] Real estate speculators buy US Housing and Urban Development houses at low price and sell above value. [Home owner Lillian LENNY - says Nixon a bad neighbor.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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