ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1979
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(Studio) South African scandal involving allegations of government payoffs re: winning support for apartheid policy and possible involvement of US officials cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Chgs. of international bribery efforts by Johannesburg government leveled by Eschel M. Rhoodie outlined; film shown courtesy BBC. Attempts by Rhoodie to sell story said to involve claims of South African bribery money used in Iowa Senate race between Roger Jepsen and Dick Clark. [RHOODIE - comments re: US involvement in scandal.] [Senator Roger JEPSEN - responds to allegations; "Alice in Wonderland" mentioned.] Examination of Jepsen's and Federal Elec. Commission records said to reveal no South African funding. Dick Clark refusal to comment noted. ["Rand Daily News" reporter Kit KATZIN - expresses belief in allegations.] Lack of proof with regard to American involvement in scandal cited.
REPORTER: Don Farmer (WGI-TV newstape, Ames, Iowa)
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