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CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 1981
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(Studio) Sentiments of those opposed to Interior Secretary James Watt outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Sierra Club and Friends of Earth reported presenting speaker Tip O'Neill and Senator Alan Cranston with petitions containing more than million signatures calling for resignation of Watt. [CRANSTON - calls for Watt's removal.] Reaction of Watt's spokesperson, include leaking confidential Sierra Club petition plan, reported [WATT - explains his incrd. visibility.] Simultaneous pro- and anti-Watt demonstration in North Dakota shown. [PROTESTER - chides anti-Watt demonstrators.] Watt's proficiency at fundraising noted. [WATT - calls for rebellion against liberal Democrats] "Doonesbury" noted featuring anti-Watt panel; possible impact of anti-Watt movement on next year's congress elecs. considered. [WATT - comments on petition.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton (KXJB-TV,KREM-TV films, tapes)

Rather, Dan

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