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Bureaucratic Language #257075

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 26, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's order to bureaucrats to begin speaking language public can understand, instead of bureaucratese reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Report on classes being conducted by John Phillips of "The Fed. Register" for people in government who write rules and regulations to go with laws. [PEOPLE - tell names and department under which they work.] OSHA's request for 35 pages of rules on exit signs noted. [PHILLIPS - cites goals of revising government language.] Washington, DC law with regard to dogs and leashes cited as example ["Federal Register" spokesperson Polly RICH - tells class about law.] Class must rewrite law; details given. [MAN - asks question with regard to law's terms.] [PHILLIPS - cites number of those attending course and estimated number of persons writing regulations for Department of Health, Education and Welfare alone.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Dean, Morton;
Morton, Bruce

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