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(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's alleged reaction to President Reagan's imposition of economy sanctions against USSR gas pipeline and slights to Mrs. Haig on recent European trip discussed as possibly affecting his resignation; president's alleged criticism of Haig as prima donna mentioned. [Voice of Henry KISSINGER - reacts to timing of Haig resignation, nomination of George Shultz.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [Democratic party chairperson Charles MANATT - announces Haig's resignation.] [Senator Claiborne PELL, Alan CRANSTON - praise Haig, regret his leaving.] Response of Senator Larry pressler quoted on screen. [Senator Richard LUGAR - criticizes Haig's rejection of President Reagan's foreign policy.] [Senator Howard BAKER, Charles PERCY - comment.] Probable response of some Republicans and Democrats considered.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Studio) Special report on Haig resignation tonight announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
- Jones, Phil;
- Rather, Dan
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