CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 30, 1976
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(Studio) Due to recent Washington, DC sex scandals and alleged bribery attempts by foreign govts., special commission of 8 congress members and 7 private citizens begins hearings today with regard to matter and need for reform.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [Missouri Representative Richard BOLLING - says people aren't happy with number of problems and way Congress is handling them.] New York Representative Barber Conable, Junior says Congress does bad public relations job and often tourists leave galleries confused. [CONABLE - says he thought galleries set up so visitors could get educational experience.] Greatest concern of commission is lack of disclosure and possible corruption, such as outside income. [Arizona Representative Morris UDALL - comments on exceptions on disclosure forms.] [WI Representative William STEIGER - says office accounts, contributors and expenditures should be public.] 1 of witnesses to commission is Representative John McFall, who isn't asked with regard to own office accounts where he's admitted putting lobbyists' contributions, include those of South Korea busman. House members will decide with regard to reforms in January
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw