NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 28, 1975
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(Studio) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller testifies before commission studying New York nursing home scandals.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(New York) [ROCKEFELLER - swears to tell truth.] Vice President acknowledges his administration might have erred in not hiring more auditors to check on what state, local and federal govts. were getting for federal aid money. Vice President rejects idea that his ex-secretary Dr. T. Norman Hurd, used political pressure to get nursing home license for Bernard Bergman. Chairperson Morris Abram asks if Hurd actions were proper. [ROCKEFELLER - says asked Hurd to look into matter, not intervene. He didn't intervene; defines "intervene".] [ABRAM - questions Rockefeller.] [ROCKEFELLER - says Hurd not necessarily trying to change things in that period. Being courteous in saying "friend of friend of mine".] Friend of friend was Sam. Housman who helped Rockefeller in elections and owned stock in Bergman nursing home.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt