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The Fleecing of America (US Diplomats) #612658

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 29, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Hamilton, Bermuda: Andrea Mitchell) The government's waste of 474 million dollars of taxpayer money supporting the gross luxury lifestyles of American diplomats in vacation paradises examined; scenes shown of Bermuda beach homes, Buenos Aires mansions and Prague castles for the diplomats. [State Department spokesperson Nicholas BURNS - uses an extreme example to justify the waste.] [Senator Judd GREGG - says the diplomats need decent residences, but not on Louis XIV level.] [Bermuda Premier David SAUL, realtor Cris DAPENA - comment on the ease with which the Bermuda residence could be sold.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The recognition of federal employees for outstanding work in community service featured; scenes shown of the Arthur South Fleming award recipients. [Recipient Scott GRUNEWALD, Dr. Deborah BERNKRANT - comment on their achievements.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:05:10

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