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ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 06, 1972
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(Studio) Freedom of Info. Act of 1966 required executive branch to make most records available to public. 2 former White House news secys. say free access still hampered. AEC VP James Haggarty, President Eisenhower's news secretary, tells House subcommittee that documents are overclassified. George Ready, President Johnson's news secretary, says problem complicated by enlargement of White House staff.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [REEDY - says staff so large, many members never see President, and info. is highly scattered.)

(Studio) Supreme Court to rule on government power to classify documents. Info. on underground nuclear test at Amchitka at issue.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.

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