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Marston Affair / Delay of Other Appointment #256651

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) Controversy with regard to firing of David Marston and administration handling of it mentioned. Admin.'s delay noted in appointed of new United States attorney in another Pennsylvania dist. where Congman. supporting nominee is under investigation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of Justice Department withdrawal of nomination to Senator of Carlon O'Malley as United States attorney in district repd. by Dan. Flood given; Republican United States attorney to remain in office for present. Attorney General Bell's comments on Marston affair, in appearance in Portland, OR, cited. Films shown. [BELL - describes pols. involved in Marston firing. Says he will be scarred by incidents just so many times before he'll have to leave office.] [MARSTON - took pols. out of office, and thinks telephone call from Representative Eilberg to President Carter put it back in. ] Bell's confirmation that former Senate Watergate committee cnsl. Sam Dash is candidate to replace Marston reported.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:01:50

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