CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 16, 1983
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(Studio) Concern over limitations placed on former government officials regarding classified information noted; Jody Powell's current role as journalist said illustrating dilemma of new rules. Details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Parameters of President Reagan's new guidelines affecting sensitive compartmented information (SCI) examined; details outlined on screen, discussed. Extent of government censorship of former employees noted. [Constitutional Rights subcommittee chairperson Representative Don EDWARDS - notes all books would have to be censored by government, similar to that in USSR .] Such pre-publication agreements noted used with CIA and other intelligence employees. [Deputy assistant Attorney General Richard WILLARD - defs. rule.] [Former cnsl. to president Carter Lloyd CUTLER - anticipates too much censorship.] [WILLARD - anticipates delay in employees' publishing manuscripts, giving speeches.] Focus of concern over administration's efforts to limit public freedom noted. [EDWARDS - notes potential for whistle-blowers.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver
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