CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 15, 1984
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(Studio) El Nino's impact on west coast fishing industry last year recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Oakland, California) Reagan administration's opposition to fishermen's pleas for disaster aid discussed. [Fisherman's Federal spokesperson Zeke GRADER - considers government response a callous disregard for the small businessman.] El Nino's impact along west coasts of North and South America recalled; films shown. Reagan administration, recognizing El Nino as disaster in South America, reported sending Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador disaster aid as result; lack of aid for United States fishermen ruined by El Nino cited. [Small Bus. Admin. spokesperson James SANDERS - rationalizes government attitude.] [Richard COLEMAN - feels aiding South American fishermen but not American isn't fair.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
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