CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1980
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(Studio) White House reported asking CIA and Justice Department to investigate allegedly forged presidential memo reflecting racist attitude towards Africa.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Memo, "Black Africa and United States Black Mvt.," signed by Zbigniew Brzezinski, shown, discussed; White House efforts to prove forgery noted coming after document was given to black media representatives Details given; Press Secretary Jody Powell quoted. Specifics of document discussed, outlined on screen; White House said concerned over incring. leaks to media of what they feel are sensitive intelligence matters. National Sec. Council members reported compiling list of news stories allegedly slanted and released to help Ronald Reagan's campaign; items noted include Stealth bomber, combat preparedness status of United States Army, secret classification of political info. called "Royal," and United States shortage of plutonium. Stories said possibly generated by Carter opponents in Senate; Richard Nixon's "dirty tricks" operations run by Don. Segretti recalled.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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