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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced. [Note: local weather bulletin on screen.]
(Washington: Gwen Ifill) The purchase of United States ambassadorships through political connections and money examined; details given of the favors that are traded behind the scenes at White House coffee klatches. Five Texans receiving ambassadorships named. [Foreign Service Association Tex HARRIS - says the practice of appointing poorly qualified people for these positions is not best for the country.] [White House Press Secretary Mike McCURRY - defends the practice.] [Heritage Foundation Ken WEINSTEIN - comments on the sales at the White House coffees.]
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Ifill, Gwen
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