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British Sex Scandal #25977

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 25, 1973
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(Studio) Br. Prime Minister Edward Heath says doesn't want personal lives of government officials raked over because of scandal.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(London, Eng.) Current sex scandal similar to Profumo affair 10 years ago. Prime Min. Harold Macmillan, War Min. John Profumo, and call girl Christine Keeler involved. Profumo and Keeler had illicit affair which he lied about, causing eventual resignation of Macmillan over his determination to get at truth. Keeler and call girl Mandy Rice Davies gave lurid reports to keep scandal in news. [Lord WIGG, who uncovered scandal in Parliament - says Macmillam didn't know about scandal, but once he did, turned it over to independent agency to uncover truth.] Independent agency released reports to public blaming Profumo for immoral behavior. Reporter says pretty tame compared to Watergate.
REPORTER: George Watson

Reasoner, Harry;
Watson, George

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