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In Depth (Clinton Investigation / New Charge) #625874

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Continuing investigation of President Clinton by independent counsel Kenneth Starr reported; possible new charge of abuse of presidential power against Clinton reported; examples cited. [George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan TURLEY - says White House staff may have done more than just spin a story.] The possible question that will be cited as perjury reviewed. [Saint John's University Law School Professor John BARRETT - says Clinton testified to the accuracy of a false affidavit.] Statement from Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich quoted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Fred Francis) Role of lying in public and private life reported; examples of public figures caught in lies noted; possible reason for increase in lying given. [Empower America William BENNETT - considers Clinton a "serial liar."] [Psychologist Bella DePAULO - explains one reason people lie; says people want honesty but do not give it.] Examples of everyday deception outlined. [Psychologist Brad BLANTON - says people lie all the time.]

Francis, Fred;
Myers, Lisa;
Williams, Brian

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