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Cong. Sex Scandal / Hays-Ray / Overdose / Young #43793

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 11, 1976
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(Studio) Representative John Young accused of sexual misconduct and Representative Wayne Hays is in hospital after overdose of sleeping pills. Elizabeth Ray promotes her book in London; she hopes Hays is okay.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Barnesville, Ohio) Hays expected to fully recover in 10 days. Doctors not sure if Hays attempted suicide. Hays' wife shown. Aide denies report by columnist Jack Anderson that Mrs. Hays left husband because of Ray scandal. [Dr. Richard PHILLIPS - says uncertain if Hays attempted suicide or not.] [Unidentified SPKR. - suggests Hays did not try to kill self.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(London, England) Ray visits London to promote her book "The Washington Fringe Benefit." Trip sponsored by "The Sun", sensational tabloid. [RAY - says didn't hear about Hays until arrival here. Hears his condition is improved.]

(Studio) "New York Times" reports ex-congress secretary Colleen Gardner said Representative young paid her a premium salary for sex. Young to fight charges.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner


(Studio) Representative Thomas "Tip" O'Neill says drive to strip Hays of his committee chrmship. to be suspended until Hays recovers.
REPORTER: Don Farmer, Harry Reasoner

Ellis, Rex;
Farmer, Don;
Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry

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