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Murdoch / Export-Import Loan #510331

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 1980
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(Studio) Senator Banking Committee reported continuing investigation into Export-Import Bank loan given "New York Post" publisher Rupert Murdoch just after newspaper's endorsement of President Carter in New York primary.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Pertinent dates involving Murdoch's application for loan, private White House lunch with President Carter and final approval of loan following newspaper's endorsement of Carter outlined on screen. [Carter campaign chairperson Robert STRAUSS - responds to question with regard to meeting with Murdoch.] Presidential campaign aide Tim Kraft's testimony with regard to arranging meeting reported [MURDOCH - comments on lunch with president] [Senator Adlai STEVENSON - notes appearance of conflict of interest's effect on public confidence.] [MURDOCH - responds.] Lack of documented evidence of impropriety noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert

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