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(Studio: Dan Rather) No. deaths so far linked to continued drought in southe. mentioned.
(SC: Lesley Stahl) Allegations that President Reagan is politically exploiting drought situation and Midwest farmers' relief aid to S.E. peers examined; scenes shown. [REAGAN - claims administration will do all possible.] [Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - notes White House refuses to fly New England hay due to pols.] Econs. involved so far in drought's impact on farmers noted. [Agriculture Secretary Richard LYNG - defs. administration's efforts.] [REAGAN - claims ready to help.] [Pol. analyst Kevin PHILLIPS - notes political importance of farm states for Republican party]
- Rather, Dan;
- Stahl, Lesley
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