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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 10, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Winters, California) Agriculture Department's ultimatum to Governor Jerry Brown with regard to aerial spraying for Mediterranean fruit flies noted. [Agriculture Secretary John BLOCK - threatens government quarantine against California unless aerial spraying is carried out.] Brown reported giving up battle. [BROWN - calls government's threat sabotage.] Concern over aerial spraying of malathion examined. [Cnclwoman. Patricia SAUSEDO, project director Jerry SCRIBNER - criticize public's fears.] Possible role of flies imported from Peru in spreading infestation explained; quarantine's impact noted. [Joe MARTINEZ - comments.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

(Los Angeles, California) Criticism of Brown during current crisis discussed; House television tape shown. [Representatives E. de la GARZA, William THOMAS, Senator S.I. HAYAKAWA - accuse Brown of playing pols. with farmers.] Brown's perception of his political dilemma as originating in White House noted. [BROWN - considers political components present; elaborates.] Brown's domestic political problems outlined.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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