INVESTIGATIONS: You Are to Be Pitied

Federal Communications Commissioner Richard Alfred Mack glanced uneasily around at the members of the House Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight, licked his dry lips, and said: "I want to apologize that I may seem a little nervous this morning." Democrat Mack had plenty to be nervous about: he was accused of accepting money and other favors for his vote to grant Miami's Channel 10 television franchise to a National Airlines subsidiary. The House subcommittee let Mack read a 4,000-word statement, handled him gently for a while, then cuffed him sharply—and weak Richie...

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