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South Korea Influence Probe / Ethics Committee Hearings #249024

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 19, 1977
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(Studio) House Ethics Committee begins public hearings on South Korea influence scandal, but key figure, Tongsun Park, is still out of country
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Special cnsl. Leon Jaworski gives background of issue and then says government of Park Chung Hee hasn't cooperated with United States investigation. [JAWORSKI - notes South Korea government has made no effort to help in probe, and that some efforts have been made by it to impede investigation.] Witnesses then begin connecting Korean representatives with passing money. Mrs. Nan Elder, aide to Representative Larry Winn, tells of Korean man bringing envelope of money to office. [Mrs. ELDER - describes amount of money; notes Congman. told her to give it back.] Later, former Korean info. officer Jai Hyon Lee identifies picture of man Elder speaks of as then-amb. Hancho C. Kim. Jaworski tells audience that committee 's intention isn't to embarrass South Korea government, but that the long-time friend of US has no right to obstruct committee 's investigation and efforts to question Tongsun Park.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed
Duration:
00:02:20

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