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Special Segment (Airport Pitchmen) #525096

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Fusion Energy Fndn.'s solicitation of support examined; films shown. [Fndn. SPOKESPERSON - believes in nuclear energy, but not Jane Fonda.] [Former foundation member Chip. BERLET - notes use of psychological manipulation to keep members in line.] Mbrs.' efforts on behalf of leader Lyndon LaRouche discussed. [Anti-Defamation League spokesperson Irwin SUALL - considers foundation a cult.] [LAROUCHE - claims to represent only competent economic thinking in the world.] LaRouche's move from extreme left (as member of Students for a Democratic Society in 1968) to far right examined; details given. LaRouche noted accusing OMB director David Stockman of being USSR spy. Federal Election Commission said investigating possible misuse of campaign funds; details given. [Fndn. MBR. - solicits funds to defeat Jerry Brown and Tom Hayden.] Difficulties faced by authorities in tracing foundation's financial dealings noted. [LAROUCHE - considers British more evil than Adolf Hitler, claims Queen Elizabeth pushes drugs and that Jews backed Hitler.] [SUALL - responds.] [LAROUCHE - thinks opponents plan his assassination.] Fndn.'s training contract with a mercenary mentioned. [BERLET - thinks public should pay attention to problem.
REPORTER: Mark Nykanen

Mudd, Roger;
Nykanen, Mark

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