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Special Segment (Profile: Jim Wright) #558909

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 25, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Fort Worth, Texas: Bob Kur) House Speaker Jim Wright shown playing harmonica in Fort Worth, Texas. Wright described; scenes shown. Sam Rayburn and Lyndon Johnson mentioned being Wright's role models. Thomas "Tip" O'Neill mentioned. [WRIGHT -comments on being target of attacks.] [Center for National Policy spokesperson Kirk O'DONNELL - says Wright takes risks.] Wright's early career discussed. Wright's meeting with Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega Saavedra recalled; scenes shown. [Representative Robert TORRICELLI - comments on Wright.] [WRIGHT - comments on Ortega meeting] Wright's style as house speaker described. [Representative Newt GINGRICH - criticizes Wright.] Wright's vote switch to pass bill detailed; scenes shown. [WRIGHT - comments on tactic.] Wright's ethics noted being questioned. Wright noted bringing General Dynamics Corporation to Texas. Wright mentioned refurbishing Fort Worth, Texas, stock yards area and aiding friends involved in failing savings and loans. [WRIGHT - says wouldn't have friend investigated when no charge has been made.] Wright's personality described. [WRIGHT - comments on inner peace.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob

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