Description: Episode #8 OBD: 1963-11-25 TRT: 30 min Description: Host: Clark Mollenhoff, Washington Bureau of Cowles Publication and Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Journalist. Guests: Senator John L. McClellan (D-Arkansas) Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-Washington) Senator Karl Mundt (R-South Dakota) Congressman Karl Stinson (R-Washington) On November 18, 1963, the Senate Investigation Committee, headed by Chairman John L. McClellan, re-opens public hearings on the awarding of potentially the largest defense contract in the nation’s history to General Dynamics for fighter bombers to be used by both Navy and Air Force. The potential six or seven billion dollar contract was awarded in November, 1962, to General Dynamics over Boeing. The Committee is exploring whether any favoritism or bad judgment played a part in awarding the contract. There have been charges of possible conflict of interest on the part of former Secretary of the Navy Fred Korth, who own stock in and whose bank made loans to General Dynamics, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell Gilpatric, who was formerly affiliated with a law firm which represented General Dynamics. The program will include excerpts from the testimonies next week of Gilpatric and Korth before the committee. AT ISSUE: THE TFX A production of National Educational Television Producer: Leonard Zweig Associate producer: Andrew Stern
Keywords: women's rights
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