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House of Reps. / Wright Resignation #568911

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Impact of resignations of Jim Wright and Tony Coelho upon House of Representatives discussed. Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Body of Representative Claude Pepper reported lying in state in Rotunda; scenes shown. [WRIGHT - eulogizes Pepper.] [Representative Les AuCOIN - comments on partisan bitterness in Congress] [On "Today", Jim WRIGHT III - says his father was treated unfairly.] [WRIGHT - comments.] Republicans noted asserting that Wright brought troubles upon himself; statement quoted. [Representative Thomas FOLEY - comments.] Representative William Gray noted accused of paying salaries to imaginary empls.; staff affidavits quoted on screen. [Gray staffer Lezli VASKERVILLE - praises Gray.] Congress ethics reform noted likely.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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