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Military-Ind. Complex / Hearing #204051

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 13, 1969
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(Studio) Senator William Proxmire of Joint Committee on Mil. Spending says major defense contractors refuse to testify. Air Force witness finds self muzzled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Lockheed, Boeing, North American Rockwell, General Dynamics, and Litton Ind. refuse to testify. [PROXMIRE - wants to be fair but big contractors won't testify. Incomplete records due to them.] [A. Ernest FITZGERALD - cites memo. which told him to give limited information Needs to find out how much he can say.] [PROXMIRE - asks La Plante who ordered Fitzgerald to be silent.] [United States Air Force Congress Liaison Officer Colonel Clifford Louisiana PLANTE - says not aware of orders.] [PROXMIRE - expresses shock that Defense Department would refuse to let Fitzgerald speak] Republican committee members surprised at developments.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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