NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1983
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(Studio) Stks. of laser company noted rising dramatically following President Reagan's March 23rd "Star Wars" speech; some administration officials said having ties with co.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Helionetics, Incorporated, involved in laser technology which is key ingredient in Reagan's proposal for missile defense, examined; company said offering or giving stk. to persons in position to influence President [Helionetics president Chas. JOBBINS - will attract people any way possible.] Deputy director of 1980 Reagan campaign Robert Gray, Admiral Thomas Hayward, William Simon, scientist Edward Teller, who urged President to call for laser missile defense, noted on Helionetics board of dirs. [TELLER - denies his extensive stock holdings in company influenced his advice to Reagan.] Helionetics stock activity prior to and following Reagan's speech outlined on screen, discussed. White House investigation mentioned.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
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