NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 06, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Kur) Knoxville, Tennessee, businessman Joe Duncan's conviction for tax fraud last spring reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Father John Duncan, Tennessee Republican Congress, shown. Mrs. Ursula Meese's letter using her husband's name said sent to federal judge River Allan Edgars before sentencing. Ursula Meese's letter on behalf of Joe Duncan quoted on screen. Ethics of situation discussed. [New York Univ. Law School Stephen GILLERS - declares Meeses' wrongdoing.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE -defends uprightness of wife Ursula's actions.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater's comment defending Ursula Meese quoted. Embarrassment for Reagan administration noted.
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