NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 23, 1983
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(Studio) Resignation of Federal Aviation Administration administration J. Lynn Helms noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Helms' recent meeting with Trans. Secretary Elizabeth Dole and his letter to President Reagan noted. praise given to Helms for role in air traffic controllers' strike and with regard to development of plans for automating air traffic control mentioned. His alleged business problems, as reported in "Wall Street Journal", and investigations by government agencies cited. Helms' report to Senate committee with regard to business holdings detailed. [Aviation Consumer Action Project spokesperson Matthew FINUCANE - states support for resignation.] Investigations said being conducted by Trans. Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commerce Department
REPORTER: Robert Hager