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Consumer Products Safety Commission / Byington Resignation #256739

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1978
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(Studio) Resignation of Consumer Products Safety Commission chairperson John Byington reported; recent criticisms of Byington with regard to delays in establishing safety standards in number of products noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of Byington's letter of resignation to President Carter and comments in news conf.; charges of political harassment cited, include critical reports on agency by General Accounting Office and Civil Service Commission Byington's remark that part of problem is that he's Republican noted, and response to question comparing situation to that of ousted Philadelphia United States attorney David Marston quoted. Reaction on Capitol Hill to resignation mentioned; statement of Representative John Moss quoted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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