NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 15, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Discovery of new incidents of fraud and abuse by defense contractors as admin. lobbies House against defense budget cutbacks examined. [Representative Larry HOPKINS - notes taxpayers perception of defense mfrs.] Findings of government audit outlined on screen; specific fraudulent chgs. against McDonnell-Douglas, Boeing, Rockwell International and others described as exs. [Representative Bill NICHOLS - criticizes companies] General Dynamics' acknowledgement of past errors quoted on screen. [Congressional investigator Williston COFER, Junior - describes iden with company of some auditors.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - is willing to purchase from foreign companies if necessary.]
REPORTER: Bob Kur