NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 09, 1974
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(Studio) United States attorney for Chicago, James Thompson, subject of Sunday profile.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber
(Chicago, Illinois) Thompson, 1 of most effective prosecutors in cntry., although he's not well known outside Chicago, Illinois. Thompson won indictments against former Illinois Governor Otto Kerner, Edward Barrett, Alderman Thomas Keane. Thompson hits police corruption hard along with mayor Daley's political machine in Chicago. District commander Clarence Brash indicted during police crackdown. Thompson recs. more and more national recognition for his efforts in Illinois. [THOMPSON - explains his philosophy of public office.] Thompson critics do exist, however. [THOMPSON - likes jobs with challenge. Would like to be Chicago mayor.] Thompson's free hrs. reviewed. [THOMPSON - discusses his life as a bachelor.] Thompson's lifestyle discussed.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell
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