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CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 27, 1981
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Democrats on Senate Foreign Relations Committee said criticizing Jesse Helms for his delay tactics in appointed of Chester A. Crocker as assistant secretary state for African affairs; details given. [Senator Paul TSONGAS - comments on African policy being determined by 1 person.] [Senator Christopher DODD - calls for challenge to Helms.] Helms' letter to Senator Charles Percy re: Crocker's recent African trip quoted. [PERCY - asks about administration's reaction to mission.] [CROCKER - denies any administration dissatisfaction with him.] [HELMS - denies holding up nominations.] Helms' demands of Crocker prior to tomorrow's scheduled vote on nomination mentioned.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Rather, Dan

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