CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 25, 1978
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(Studio) White House denial that President Carter made deal with Republican Senator on natural gas compromise reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Background of controversy over natural gas compromise and Carter's alleged deal about nuclear breeder reactor given. [President adviser Stuart EIZENSTAT - gives Carter's statement on conflict.] Details given about issue of administration agreement with Senator James McClure about breeder reactor program in ID, reached at same time McClure signed gas compromise bill. [Energy Secretary James SCHLESINGER - discusses conflict.] Carter's phone calls to Senators Mark Hatfield and Dale Bumpers noted. [BUMPERS - reports President's remarks to him with regard to McClure issue, and own remarks to Carter.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
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