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Watt Remark #292894

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Interior Secretary James Watt's latest controversial remark and reaction to it examined; Congress ban on Watt selling more coal leases until government commission studies situation noted. [WATT - claims commission members include Democrats, Republicans, black, woman, Jews and "a cripple"; responds to inquiry as to appropriateness of his remark.] [Commission chairperson David LINOWES, members Julia WALSH, Richard GORDON - criticize Watt's remark.] Watt said apologizing later in press release, rather than personally; his statement quoted on screen. White House reaction to Watt's ban on Beach Boys' performance earlier in year recalled.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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