NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1980
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(Studio) Disparity among government office space allotted various agencies and personnel noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) FCC's maneuvering around usual government procedure for finding new office space, via GSA, examined; private realtor Barbara L. Pryor, with the Julien L. Studley, Incorporated agency, noted friend of Federal Communications Commission employee. Details outlined on screen; FCC's ability to evade legal restrictions placed on locations of government office detailed. Justice and Interior Depts. noted opposing Arlington, Virginia, high-rise Federal Communications Commission plans to move into based on environmental grounds; legislature allowing Federal Communications Commission to accomplish its goals quoted in part on screen. [Senator Max BAUCUS - questions implications of FCC's maneuvering.] [Federal Communications Commission spokesperson Thomas CAMPBELL - responds.] [Julien STUDLEY - comments.] [Federal Communications Commission chairperson Charles FERRIS - defs. commission] Senate subcommittee said hoping to block Federal Communications Commission move.
REPORTER: Robert Hager