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Military Corruption Hearings #214982

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 19, 1971
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(Studio) New testimony before Senate Committee investigating military post exchange corruption.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Chief Cnslr. Jerome South ALDERMAN - asks if witness received kickbacks while post exchange official.] [Former Post Exchange Official Fred BURGESS - takes 5th amendment.] [Senator Charles PERCY - asks if Burgess can tell Committee anything, help in any way.] [BURGESS - says never encountered practices equivalent to those in Vietnam anywhere else.] [Senator Abraham A. RIBICOFF - spking. to James Beam Distillers Vice President Melvin Peterson, expresses gratitude for testimony; hopes hearings serve as warning to American business; owe duty to country in dealing with military] Peterson insists William Crum responsible for wrongdoing.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schoumacher, David

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