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Fitzgerald-Air Force Controversy / House Testimony #497462

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 1978
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(Studio) Background of Ernest Fitzgerald's firing from Air Force for revelations with regard to cost overruns on Lockheed's building of C-5A and subsequent lawsuits resulting in his being rehired by Air Force given. Fitzgerald's scheduled testimony to House committee , which didn't take place, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Fitzgerald's plans to criticize again Air Force efficiency noted. [FITZGERALD - tells committee chairperson he can't give statement because Air Force has forbidden it.] Remarks of Air Force colonel in audience re: reasons for halt on Fitzgerald's statement cited. [Representative Paul SIMON - thinks Air Force has had plenty of time to read statement and that if colonel had come in with laudatory statement, it would have been cleared in no time.] Simon's call for another hearing in 2 weeks noted.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

Brinkley, David;
Ellerbee, Linda

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