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Special Segment (Pacmoney) #520273

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 20, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Issue of political action cmtes. (PACs) role in American pols. examined. [PEOPLE - criticizes system.] Congress election costs since 1972 listed on screen; specific type of PACs outlined on screen, discussed. [US Chamber of Commerce spokesperson John KOCHEVAR - cites PACs' interest in cand.'s philosophy.] American Med. Association (AMA)'s efforts to block antitrust regulation of doctors cited as example; details given. Auto dealer PACs noted as well. [Representative William BRODHEAD - thinks votes are being bought and sold in Congress; explains his cynicism about PACs' power in forming legislature] [Representative Dan GLICKMAN - thinks Representatives are realistic about necessity of PACs for cands.' campaigns.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Tomorrow's Special Segment announced.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Utley, Garrick

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