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Justice Department-International Telephone and Telegraph #222235

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 27, 1972
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(Studio) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) controversy switches back to Washington, DC from Denver, Colorado.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Denver, Colorado) As Senator Judiciary subcommittee hears testimony in Denver hospital from ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist Dita Beard, she collapses with heart seizure. Dr. Dave Garland says she may never be well enough to testify again. [Dr. Louis RADETSKY - says she shouldn't testify again for at least 6 mos.] [Attorney David FLEMING - attacks columnists Jack Anderson and Brit Hume who uncovered alleged memo linking ITT's antitrust settlement with convention pledge. Says ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) employee Walter Benning witnessed Mrs. Beard's conversation with Hume.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

(DC) [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says Mrs. Beard's testimony opens aves. for future investigation. Wants White House Aide Peter Flanigan to testify.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Hume says no one witnessed his conversation with Mrs. Beard about memo.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House Aide Peter Flanigan profiled. [FLANIGAN - says he differs from most, believing businesses innocent until proven guilty.] [Senator Thomas EAGLETON - sees pattern in Flanigan's operations, (ex: Armco Steel favored over EPA).] [FLANIGAN - describes his role in Armco case. Refuses comment on ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) affair.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Strawser, Neil

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