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South Korean Influence Probe / Park Testimony / United States Military Aid #256522

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1978
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(Studio) Tongsun Park's departure from South Korea on Thursday to come to Washington, DC to testify in congress influence scandal noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Seoul, South Korea) Park's farewell visits mentioned. Background of Park's alleged involvement in congress influence scandal, negotiations to get him to return to United States to testify and effect of scandal on US-S. Korea relations and on Park family's businesses. FBI protection for Park on his landing in Hawaii, because of South Korean reports of alleged threats against his life in US, reported.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Congress threats to cut military aid to South Korea noted. Defense Secretary Brown's advice to House hearing against such cuts, because United States troop withdrawals are geared to aid, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [BROWN - says Tongsun Park affair shouldn't influence United States aid to South Korea; cites reasons.] Other testimony from Brown about United States troop pullout detailed. [Representative John BUCHANAN - states that some Congmen. might not vote for aid.] [BROWN - thinks consequences could be grave to United States security; cites possibility of South Korea falling under rule of North Korea.] Details of United States aid package listed.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Pappas, Ike

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