CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 09, 1981
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(Studio) Columnist said losing job over North Ireland story. Similarity to Janet Cooke situation at "Washington Post", noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(NYC) Michael Daly story with regard to Christopher Spell recounted. "Daily Mail" and "The Economist" said to have challenged story. [New York Bureau Chief "The Economist" Andrew NEIL - speaks of factual errors or inaccuracies in story. Effect on North Ireland situation noted.] [Managing Edward "New York Daily News" - William UMSTEAD - recounts Daly's offer to resign after admitting made-up name in story.] Columnists said given more freedom than reporters [UMSTEAD - admits inattention on supervisors' part.] [NEIL - accuses "Daily News" of not coming clean.] Michael Daly's refusal of interview and possible hopes of future screen-play career reported.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels
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