NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 30, 1968
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(Studio) Melvin Laird announces appointment of David Packard as No. 2 man in Defense Department
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Packard background noted. Amt. of business done by firm of Hewlett-Packard with Defense Department also noted. Other connections, such as Packard being board member of Gnl. Dynamics Corp., raise conflict-of-interest questions. [PACKARD - explains what he will do to remove conflict-of-interest questions.] [LAIRD - comments with regard to matter.] [PACKARD - explains evolution of Hewlitt-Packard shares.] [LAIRD - names Packard salary figure.] Packard prominent in Palo Alto, California. Raised funds for Nelson Rockefeller in California.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
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