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Campaign 1984 / CIA Manual, Comparable Worth Pay Proposal #293877

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 1984
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(Studio) Reagan campaign said trying to distance their candidate from controversy surrounding CIA's manual on political assassination and terrorism given Nicaraguan guerrillas and from White House economy's criticism of Mondale's comparable worth pay proposal.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan said calling for investigation of CIA training manual; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' assertion that administration opposes political assassination quoted on screen. Admin. officials reported later claiming manual was not approved by CIA, but work of low-level employee. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - demands CIA director William Casey resign.] [Council of Econ. Advisers spokesperson William NISKANEN - attacks Mondale's proposal for comparable worth pay scale for men and women.] Niskanen's rationalization of pay inequity as being due to women disrupting their careers for marriage and children noted. [NISKANEN - doesn't believe equal-pay-for-equal-work is appropriate.] [MONDALE - laughs; feels admin.'s attitude toward justice and equality for women is hopeless.] Admin. reported ordering Niskanen to refuse all interview requests; White House mentioned expecting Mondale to bring up CIA manual issue in Sunday's debate.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Reagan's defense of CIA quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:00

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