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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1983
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(Studio) United States Information Agency director Charles Wick, personal friend of President Reagan and producer of "Snow White and The Three Stooges", recalled claiming Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher opposed United States invasion of Grenada due to her gender; ensuing calls for Wick's resignation coupled with disclosure that Wick hired relatives of administration echelon for United States Information Agency jobs also recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Wick reported acknowledging secretly recording phone conversations in 1982 and 1983; his account of procedure quoted on screen, discussed. Transcripts given New York Times noted include conversations with arms control director Ken. Adelman, actor Kirk Douglas, Senator Mark Hatfield; Hatfield's response to situation quoted. Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' comments referring to Watergate quoted on screen. Security of Wick's job despite ethics of his actions noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:20

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