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(Studio) Senate Commerce Committee discusses possibility of making Transportation Safety Bd. an independent agency away from Department of Safety.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Capitol Hill) Safety Bd.'s duties outlined. Pol. pressures and internal struggles keep board from being fully effective Power struggle involves politically apptd. Richard Spears and director of bureau of safety Charles Miller. [MILLER - says board doesn't prevent as many accidents as possible with taxpayer' s dollar because of political struggle.] Under different circumstances DC-10 cargo door controversy might have worked out differently.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
- Bergman, Jules;
- Smith, Howard K.
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