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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 1979
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(Studio) 1st allegation from Hollywood with regard to Hamilton Jordan's alleged use of cocaine said concerning party on October 22, 1977, following Democrat fundraiser attended by President Carter.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) "60 Minutes" interview with Wyler shown. [WYLER - incl. in discussion of party are: Jordan, Tim Kraft, Pat Caddell, John Golden.] Harold Willens and Wyler recalled as influential in raising funds for Carter in 1976. [WILLENS - discusses party; White House - response to his talks with them about incident; Peter Bourne.]
REPORTER: Mike Wallace

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House reactions to allegations against Jordan examined; inclusion of Peter Bourne in affair said new element. Bourne, Jody Powell quoted with regard to Wyler and Willens story. Jordan's attys. reported having 3 witnesses who attended party and not connected with White House; their contradictions noted. Aide to Gov Jerry Brown, Tom Quinn, who also attended party, quoted. FBI noted investigating chgs. against Jordan as well as necessity for Attorney General Ben Civiletti deciding on special prosecutor; possibility of that decision forthcoming within 2 weeks announced by Justice Department Jordan quoted with regard to not resigning or taking leave of absence should special prosecutor be appointed; Powell said declining to discuss political pressures which could force Jordan out.

Cronkite, Walter;
Wallace, Mike

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