NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 12, 1978
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(Studio) Replacement of David Marston, United States attorney in Philadelphia, said basis of political row. Pol. nature of United States attorney job noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) In Philadelphia, Marston watches Carter press conference in which Carter discusses Marston replacement. Marston's pending investigation of Democrat David Eilberg noted. [CARTER - says decision to replace Marston had been made before Eilberg called Carter.] Marston charges his investigation of Democrats prompted replacement action. [MARSTON - charges replacement action. [MARSTON - charges Eilberg, through Carter, brought about situation.] In Washington, DC news conference [Attorney General Griffin BELL - gives reasons for change.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern (Tape by KYW-TV)