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Congress / Ethics #326869

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 01, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Mark Phillips) New emphasis upon ethics in government examined; John Tower, Jim Wright mentioned. [President BUSH - urges higher ethical standards in government] [Common Cause spokesperson Fred WERTHEIMER, Free Congress Pol. Action Committee spokesperson Paul WEYRICH - comment on ethics in government; mention ethics problems during Reagan administration] [Social activist William Sloane COFFIN - comments on sex and sleaze; mentions Gary Hart.] Americans' attitudes with regard to government ethics discussed; Richard Nixon and Watergate issue mentioned. [Historian Reverend Martin MARTY - comments on situation.] [WERTHEIMER - says money from special interest groups is real problem.] Impact of Wright case discussed. [WEYRICH, MARTY, COFFIN - comment on situation.] House Ethics Committee noted investigating other allegations of misconduct.

Rather, Dan;
Phillips, Mark

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