NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1977
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(Studio) No. of Democratic party contributors meet in Washington, DC with president; are asked what they expect to get for money contributed.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) people at meeting have promised to help party raise money to pay old and new debts. In return, they expect input into policy decisions. [Bill McVICKER - says it's conduit in to president and staff.] [Occidental Oil chairperson Armand HAMMER - gives busmen. access to president] [Bobby ALLEN - says it gives dialogue with administration] [John MacARTHUR - says if work wanted on road they'd tell Allen and he'd get word to DC.] Contributors are encouraged to bring concerns and advice to White House and to party chairperson Ken Curtis. [CARTER - asks them to let administration know of interests and concerns.] Later other administration officials see group. James Schlesinger hears Armand Hammer's plea for study of shale oil development [SCHLESINGER - they'll be pleased to do this.] At Democratic national committee , meeting is expected to help get Carter's programs thru. [Committee treasurer Joel McCLEARY - notes financial community's influence with Congress]
REPORTER: John Hart
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