CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 12, 1978
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(Studio) Replacement of United States attorney David Marston said drawing criticism in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Issues arising in press conference noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Carter campaign promise not to politicize Justice Department credited with making an issue of the Marston replacement. Marston record, include conviction of prominent Democrats, recalled. [CARTER - speaks of Marston replacement.] Carter call from Joshua Eilberg mentioned. [CARTER - speaks with regard to matter.] [Griffin BELL - speaks of being criticized for not acting sooner; denies being in rush to act.] Situation summarized.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Prosecution of Democrats Henry Cianfrani and Herbert Fineman noted. Joshua Eilberg said rptdly. object of federal grand jury investigation with regard to contract at Hahnemann Hosp. Marston actions said mostly aimed at Democrats Marston appointment by Gerald Ford recalled. Film shown of Mars ton staff watching Carter press conference Carter quoted re: matter. [MARSTON - is proud that crooked pols. oppose him.] Demonstration for Marston filmed in Philadelphia. [MARSTON - notes career danger if one pushes too hard against corrupt pols.]
REPORTER: Sam Ford
(DC) Practice of filling United States attorney jobs with people of party in power noted. Details of practice explained. Role of Senator James Fastland in changing Carter's mind with regard to campaign promise about federal judges noted. Griffin Bell quoted about practice.
REPORTER: Fred Graham