[Saundra Graham at a press conference, tape 1]
Original Airdate: 7/31/1985
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Saundra Graham (State Representative) holds a press conference to defend herself against charges of a conflict of interest involving the housing situation of her son. Graham defends her record as a public servant and discusses her son's employment history. She denies using her influence to help her son obtain a mortgage, and denies making false statements in reports filed with the State Ethics Commission. She also denies using her influence to help her daughter obtain housing. Graham accuses the media of "distortion, misrepresentation and innuendo" in their coverage. Shelley Taylor (aide to Graham) reads a statement from Graham's supporters in the Cambridge community. The statement accuses WEEI and The Boston Herald of unethical coverage of Graham. The statement accuses the "power structure" of using the media to discredit community leaders. Graham takes questions from the media. She says that she is undecided about whether to run for the eighth Congressional district seat; that the tone of the media coverage has been racist.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Subject : Personal Names
Graham, Carl "Duke"
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Herald, The
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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