NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(New Orleans, Louisiana) Controversial Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards reported target of racketeering fraud and extortion investigation. [EDWARDS - jokes.] [US attorney John VOLZ - lists possible crimes committed by Edwards.] [EDWARDS - attributes Volz stance to immaturity and inexperience.] Edwards' career reviewed. [EDWARDS - recalls father's advice.] [Author John McGINNIS - discusses LA's appreciation of rogue pols.] Huey Long recalled. [McGINNIS - reviews Louisiana pols.] Volz' successful prosecution of LA officials recalled include Charles Romer, Michael O'Keefe. [VOLZ - attributes LA's poor reputation to attitude of public officials.] Focus of grand jury's investigation of Edwards explained. [EDWARDS - jokes.] Edwards' aid to Health Services Dvt. Corporation outlined. [EDWARDS - explains his fee scale.] Edwards' questionable aid to business and personal associates discussed; number grand jury investigations of Edwards recalled. [EDWARDS - thinks everything is partisan pols.] [VOLZ - denies political motivation.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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