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(Studio) Former Carter OMB director Bert Lance keeps speaking engagement to American Bankers Association; some think it inappropriate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Houston, Texas) Report on Lance's speech and reaction. [LANCE - didn't go to DC to cast reflections on banks of country Hasn't described any banking practices as typical.] Few bankers boycott speech and some who attend say Lance should have gone farther in disassociating his past business practices from theirs. [New Jersey banker Bob DEACON - believes Lance is sorry for creating bad banking image in US, but doesn't think Lance said this.] Lance still has many supporters. [Florida banker Bill PRICE - says Lance was hounded out of office.] Lance says he offered to withdraw from speech, but association leaders turned suggestion down.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Engberg, Eric
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