NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 1969
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(Studio) Pentagon sets up panel to see why My Lai reports not known earlier to Army. Bd. finds no evidence of coverup at lower levels.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Lt General William Peers hds. Bd. civilian Attorney Robert MACCRATE - says this isn't star-chamber proceeding. American representative of public. No evidence of whitewash.] Copter pilot, Hugh Thompson, testifies before House Armed Services Sub. Committee [Chairperson Representative Mendel RIVERS - calls Thompson frank. He evacuated women and children He made no charges. He saw dead bodies Saw no 1 commit massacre.] Other Committee members dispute Rivers' remarks re: Thompson. 1 says he established massacre may have taken place. Committee liberals fear Rivers' whitewash of My Lai.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
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