CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1978
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(Studio) Federal Election Commission fines against President Carter's 1976 president election committee and National Bank of Georgia for Carter's use of bank plane during campaign detailed; Bert Lance's president of NBG at time mentioned. Federal judge's ruling that former Representative Otto Passman is competent to stand trial on chgs. stemming from South Korea influence scandal reported Update on situation for Senator Edward Brooke in possible reopening of his divorce case given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Boston, Massachusetts) Boston newspaper's revelations about Brooke's finances, after divorce settlement reached, recalled; films shown. [BROOKE - reports misstatement concerning alleged loan from friend, Raymond Tye. State and federal probes now being conducted into Senator's affairs outlined. Brooke's family's actions in response to his admissions noted. [BROOKE - comments on actions of family and news media rpting. of events.] Effect of all this on Brooke's campaign for reelec. examined; his opponents in race described. Republican primary race between Brooke and television personality Avi Nelson outlined. [NELSON - will have no comment on Brooke's personal troubles.] Brooke's political and financial background and outlook for reelec. examined. Senator Edward Kennedy's reelec. after Chappaquiddick recalled.
REPORTER: Morton Dean