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(Studio) Federal grand jury investigating operations of South Korea's CIA in US. Probe incls. allegations of bribes or illegal campaign contributions by S. Korea agents to United States Congress 1 linked to case is former Representative and now LA Governor Edwin Edwards.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Baton Rouge, LA) Edwards breaks silence today with regard to money rptdly. given relative by South Korea nationalist Tongsun Park; says wife, Elaine, given money near end of gubernatorial campaign in 1971 with instructions from Park not to tell husband. Edwards says he didn't know of incident until 3 years later and thought it unnewsworthy. [EDWARDS - says nothing unusual about it; says if wife had known amount in envelope he doesn't believe she'd have kept it, but Park gone by time she opened envelope.] (September 25, 1976, film shown.) Background on Elaine Edwards noted; she has endorsed Ford, while Edwards backs Carter. Edwards says he's done nothing illegal.
REPORTER: David Dick (WWL-TV news film)
- Cronkite, Walter
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