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Closeup (General Services Administration Scandal) #51707

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1978
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(Studio) Item introduced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Lowell, Massachusetts, film shown. Four-Phase Systems' automatic typewriters featured. Wang Laboratories protest of General Services Administration contract for Four-Phase machine noted; written bids said not taken. [Wang Labs Ralph CRUSIUS - speaks of illegality of procedure.] Cancellation of Four-Phase contract following Wang protest noted. Four-Phase protest noted. [General Services Administration Robert JONES - accepts blame for self or contracting ofr. if error made.] Jones' employment by Jay Solomon noted. [JONES - says national news attention to this situation is due to general pressure on GSA.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Further investigation by reporter into General Services Administration scandal announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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