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Justice Department and International Telephone and Telegraph #463384

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 06, 1972
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(Studio) Mrs. Dita Beard, ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) lobbyist, wrote memo linking favorable Justice Department action on ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) antitrust suit with ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) pledge to Republican party Memo published by columnist Jack Anderson. Mrs. Beard's doctor appears at Senator Judiciary meeting
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Dr. Victor Liszka, who met with Justice Department before testifying, says Mrs. Beard has physical and mental problems. Chairperson James Eastland asks Dr. Liszka if Mrs. Beard discussed ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) memo about meeting with Attorney General Mitchell. Senator Roman Hruska objected, but was overruled. Dr. Liszka says Mrs. Beard told him Mitchell had given her "dressing down" when she mentioned ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) case. Senator Edward Kennedy asked if she was intoxicated when she wrote memo; Dr. Liszka says she was angry. Senator Edward Gurney asked if memo might be untrue; Dr. Liszka said he wouldn't he surprised. Brit Hume, associate of columnist Jack Anderson, says Dr. Liszka's account was incomplete. [HUME - gives details of his meeting with Mrs. Beard in which she admitted to deal with Mitchell.] Committee to take Mrs. Beard's testimony from her hospital bed in Denver, Colorado.

(Denver, Colorado) Mrs. Beard is now at Rocky Mtn. Osteopathic Hospital in Denver. [Dr. L.M. RADETSKY - discourages telephone testimony by Mrs. Beard to Committee] [Dr. David GARLAND - says such stress might reverse her condition.] Dr. Garland reverses decision later in day and says meeting with committee night even improve her condition.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) Richard Kleindienst's non. as Attorney General is being held up because of case. Kleindienst had asked United States Solicitor General Ervin Griswold to delay Justice Department action against ITT.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul

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