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Savings and Loan / Congressional Ethics Scandal #572266

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 11, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Accusations against five Senators for intervening with federal regulators to help campaign contributor Charles Keating, the former owner of Lincoln Savings and Loan, who faces trial on charges of fraud, examined; scenes shown. The "Keating Five," Senators Donald Riegle, Alan Cranston, John Glenn, Dennis DeConcini and John McCain, said pressuring former regulator to go easy on Keating. [Former thrift regulator Edwin GRAY - offers testimony.] [McCAIN - denies helping Keating.] [Ethics committee member Senator Howell HEFLIN, Common Cause Fred WERTHEIMER - comment on case.] NBC voting exit poll reported finding voters want them to resign now. Issue of "undue influence" discussed.

Mitchell, Andrea;
Utley, Garrick

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