NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1979
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(Studio) Appt. of special cnsl. by Attorney General Griffin Bell to investigate Carter family business associate with Bert Lance and National Bank of Georgia reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Loans to Carter peanut business, run by Billy Carter, by banks associate with Bert Lance and President Carter's election campaign fund said objects of investigation; details given, films shown. Special cnsl. appointed by Bell, Paul Curran, noted to have served under Richard Nixon. [BELL - explains choice of cnsl. versus prosecutor.] Curran's responsibility to criminal chief Philip Heymann noted. [CURRAN - comments.] Background on Curran given; photograph shown. Curran's areas of responsibility defined.
REPORTER: Carl Stern