NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) Attorney General Bell's statement with regard to his near resignation as result of controversy from firing of Philadelphia United States attorney David Marston; Bell's comments made at Portland, OR, press conference Background of Marston affair, incl. telephone call to President Carter from Representative Joshua Eilberg, given. Film shown. [BELL - cites reasons he thinks he was set up in controversy after Eilberg's call became public knowledge; thinks he's been damaged and doesn't appreciate it. Notes details with regard to consideration of resigning.] Attorney General's confirmation that former Watergate committee spec. cnsl. Sam Dash is top candidate for Philadelphia post noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor