NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Representative Jim Wright reported facing trial by his peers in House of Representatives after Ethics Committee announced chgs. against him. Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Committee's decision noted bipartisan and unanimous; chgs. outlined on screen, Wright's friend and benefactor George Mallick mentioned. Committee statement quoted with regard to Betty Wright's salary and free Cadillac. [Committee chairperson Representative Julian DIXON - says there is no record that Betty Wright worked.] [WRIGHT - defends himself.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Kur) Impact of Wright case upon activities of other Congress spouses examined. [Radio BDCSTR. - questions listeners with regard to Wright.] [Representatives Bill RICHARDSON, Martin FROST - comment on Congress spouses.] [Representative Thomas Petri's wife Anne NEAL - comments on situation.] Potential conflict of interest in hiring Congress spouses illustration [Attorney Marc MILLER - says Congress spouses should be careful of employment]