NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 2000
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The pardoning of former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, who pled guilty to mail fraud, and Arkansas food magnate Archie Shaffer, who was convicted in the investigation of Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, featured; details given of the president's commutation of the drug sentence for Dorothy Gaines. [In 1994, ROSTENKOWSKI - comments on his reputation.] [Today, ROSTENKOWSKI - expresses elation over the pardon.] [Families Against Mandatory Minimums Mary PRICE - comments on the Gaines case.] The cases of Michael Milken, convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, Native American murderer Leonard Peltier and Clinton friends Webster Hubbell and Susan MacDougal reviewed.