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Board of Directors / Legal Services Corp. / Senate Hearings #240114

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1975
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(Studio) Last week, former Representative Edith Greene dropped out as 1 of 10 noms. for bd. of dirs. for new legal services corp.; reasons given, When Senator Alan Cranston convenes confirmation hearing, another nominee bolts from room and refuses to appear.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nearly year ago President Nixon signed bill to create legal services corporation but corporation never formed largely because of controversial nominees. Nom., Kansas lawyer Gleaves Smith, doesn't show up; 2nd nomination, Indian lawyer William Janklow ducks out back door rather than answer question about his disbarment. California attorney William Kinecht testifies but admits he's been critical of legal aid program. [KINECHT - says he won't repeat his criticism of program.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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