NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 09, 1972
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(Studio) Brit Hume, associate of columnist Jack Anderson, says he was told by ITT lobbyist Dita Beard that she understood the President had told Attorney General Mitchell to make reasonable settlement of antitrust suit against ITT. Mitchell denies role of himself or President in case. Settlement was made after ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) pledged $400,000 for Republican national conv.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Anderson accuses acting Attorney General Richard Kleindienst of lying in denying his participation in negotiations with ITT, and is unfit to be Attorney General Hume describes mtgs. with Mrs. Beard. His account of Mrs. Beard's story differs from former Kentucky Governor Louie Nunn's version of Mrs. Beard's meeting with Mitchell at Kentucky Derby party Senators Hruska and Fong, criticize Anderson's testimony. [ANDERSON - says Republican Senators are trying to save Kleindienst's skin, and if they do, American people will suffer another credibility jar.] [Senator Marlow COOK - says it's Anderson's, not Kleindienst's, integrity which is questionable.] [Senator Edward GURNEY - says ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) cam take contributions and move somewhere else.]
REPORTER: Paul Duke Artist: Stephen Cohen