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Ford Appointments / Rejections #237669

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 13, 1975
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(Studio) In 2 weeks, Congress rejects Ford appointed of brewery executive, Joseph Coors, to Public Broadcasting Corporation board and ex-Representative Ben Blackburn to Federal Home Loan Bank Bd.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senate Commerce Committee rejects Isabel Burgess 11-7 for 5-yr. term on National Transportation Safety Bd. Burgess says she is disapptd. She is Nixon appointed Committee says her absentee record, 27%, was twice that of average member and her travel expenses twice the average She accepted free rides on airplanes owned by companies under board rules and failed to disclose her stock with Allegheny Airlines. Her explanation cited. Senator Lowell Weicker calls her "turkey."
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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