CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1969
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(Studio) Pentagon to leave 3 special radar planes in Florida. Also eliminated job of Air Force Efficiency Expert, A. Ernest Fitzgerald, who reported excessive costs of C-5A.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [Senator William PROXMIRE - calls it extraordinary that Fitzgerald fired for econ reasons, comparing his salary of $30,000 to $40 million for each C-5A.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(DC) Fitzgerald expected to be fired after testimony. [FITZGERALD - feels dismissal due to case of disclosure Pentagon didn't desire. No program to reduce costs. Reaction of giant, political powerful contractor is maj. factor.]
REPORTER: Steve Rowan
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