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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) Special interest lobbyists' influence peddling through free trips for important Congress such as Representative Dan Rostenkowski examined; details given, scenes shown. [ROSTENKOWSKI - praises all-expense paid vacation.] [Common Cause president Fred WERTHEIMER - feels such arrangements between special interest groups and Congress is wrong.] "Common Cause" magazine's analysis of increase in free trips for Senator and House outlined on screen. Trips Senator Max Baucus and family took last year at expense of special interest groups listed; legal loophole allowing such arrangements explained. All-expense paid trips for Representative Richard Schulze and family reviewed. [Representative Andrew JACOBS - explains his refusal to accept free trips or honoraria.] Extent of Rostenkowski's vacationing at expense of lobbyists discussed. Tax lobbyist Dr. Charls E. Walker mentioned, shown. [ROSTENKOWSKI - jokes about relationship with Walker.]
- Rather, Dan;
- Stahl, Lesley
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