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Washington, DC / Barry Controversy #316238

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 19, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Cocaine dealer Karen Johnson's allegations against DC Mayor Marion Barry, reported by WUSA-TV, examined; details given, scenes shown. [BARRY -denounces chgs.] United States attorney Joseph DiGenova's response quoted on screen; Johnson-Barry relationship said under scrutiny as part of broader investigation into alleged city contract corruption. [Howard Univ. professor Ronald WALTERS - accuses detractors of trying to weaken Barry's political power.] No. top city officials convicted of crimes mentioned. [School board mbr. Calvin LOCKRIDGE - praises Barry.]

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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