CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 01, 1984
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(Studio) Anne Burford's resignation as Environmental Protection Agency administration for Reagan recalled; controversy over his recent appointed of her to environmental commission noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Burford's resignation today as chairperson of National Oceanic and Atmospheric advisory commission examined; implications for election-yr. pols of controversy discussed. President `s campaign appearances at various wildlife areas last month recalled effort to counter negative publicity over her appointed [Last month, REAGAN - declines comment on Burford appointed] Circumstances surrounding Burford's resignation from Environmental Protection Agency mentioned; her recent dismissal of new appointed `s importance in "Denver Post" article recalled, quoted on screen. Both Senator and House noted passing nonbinding resolutions calling for her ouster. [Representative Guy MOLINARI - acknowledges stupidity and insensitivity of Burford's latest appointed] [July 27, 1984, REAGAN - explains appointed] [Senator Pete WILSON - cites President's loyalty to friends.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Jackson, Mississippi) Importance of South to Walter Mondale-Geraldine Ferraro campaign noted; films shown. [MONDALE - thinks President fears debating him.] [FERRARO - solicits South's support.] Impact of Mondale's initial appointed of Bert Lance to chair Democratic party and Lance's alleged displeasure over current circumstances discussed. [Former Democratic party chairperson John WHITE - notes Lance's options are limited.] Jesse Jackson mentioned deciding against entering South Carolina Senate race. [JACKSON - notes hurdle in South faced by Mondale-Ferraro.] [S. POL.-questions Ferraro's baking skills.] [FERRARO - responds.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
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