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Griffin Affair #500471

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1978
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(Studio) Update on conflict between President Carter and House speaker Tip O'Neill over issue of former assistant General Services Administration administration Robert Griffin's firing given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Background of Griffin affair given; his new job as assistant to trade adviser Robert Strauss noted. [Common Cause president David COHEN - thinks this is example of pols. in action.] Interview of Griffin by John Dancy shown. [GRIFFIN - doesn't believe O'Neill pressured anyone to create job for self, despite anger over situation. Believes interest of President and Vice President isn't result of any pressure.] Examination of situation given, in view of Carter's civil service reform plan and O'Neill's reaction.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Woodruff, Judy
Duration:
00:02:50

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