NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1972
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(Studio) Congress worried about cost of Pentagon. Mil. retirement system alone could bankrupt country. Congress afraid to deal with matter in public, because looks unpatriotic. Ernest Fitzgerald was a civilian official in Air Force charged with watching weapons building contracts costs overruns. He reported cost overrun on C-5A airplane and was fired. Gordon Rule mow in disfavor for doing his job. Best way to get along in Washington, DC is keep mouth shut.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
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