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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Interior Secretary James Watt reported banning Beach Boys from their traditional appearance at July 4th concert on Washington Mall due to his belief that they representative rock music, and inviting Las Vegas figure Wayne Newton instead; details given, films shown. Watt's remarks to "Washington Post" outlined. [Citizens Against Marijuana Laws spokesperson Bruce ANDERSON - thinks Watt should keep to self-appointed task of destroying environmental] Beach Boys recalled doing fundraiser for Vice President George Bush. White House aide Michael Deaver's defense of Beach Boys and criticism of Watt's competence to judge music quoted.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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