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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1978
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(Studio) January economy indicators' figs. noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details of economy indicators given, involving work week, construction permits, stock market, consumer prods. and plant and equipment, given. Statement of Commerce Secretary Juanita Kreps on figs.' meaning quoted. Drop in retail sales in January and rise in consumer prices reported Effect of coal strike on economy figs. out next month noted.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Uncertainty surrounding chrmship. of Federal Reserve Board noted as affecting economy Senator Banking Committee holdup in confirmation of G. William Miller's nomination as chairperson, because of allegations that company under his control bribed Iranian official in order to make sale, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Issue involves allegations that Bell Helicopter division of Textron, then headed by Miller, paid bribe to company partly owned by General Mohammed Khatemi. Senator William Proxmire's attempts to tie alleged bribe directly to Textron and indirectly to Miller detailed. [PROXMIRE - thinks facts prove Textron bribed Khatemi.] [MILLER - disagrees with all Proxmire has said. Has no knowledge of Khatemi's part ownership of company and has heard no such testimony.] Proxmire's suggestion that Miller withdraw nomination noted. [MILLER - says withdrawal would be most irresponsible thing he could do. Mentions President Carter and Mrs. Miller. Won't withdraw.] Committee approval of nomination expected.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas;
Levine, Irving R.

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