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Reagan / Clean Water Bill, Administration Departures #314560

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 03, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) House override of President Reagan's veto of Clean Water Bill reported; details given.

(DC: Bill Plante) Communications director Patrick Buchanan reported resigning; his role in administration recalled. Recent departures as well of CIA dir. William Casey, press spokesperson Larry Speakes and political director Mitchell Daniels and possible resignations soon of assistant defense secretary Richard Perle and OMB director James Miller said illustrating disarray within administration [Former aide Edward ROLLINS - interprets situation.] President's lameduck status mentioned indicated by his loss on Clean Water Bill issue. [Representative Tony COELHO - thinks override indicates Reagan is out of touch; explains.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Sacramento, California: John Blackstone) Issues underlying Clean Water Bill and implications for public examined; details given, scenes shown. [Assemblyman Lloyd CONNELLY - describes city's polluted municipal water.] [Sierra Spring Water Company spokesperson Thomas NAYGROW - describes purifying process.] [Water department spokesperson Jim SEQUEIRA - doubts if rate increase is feasible.] [CONNELLY - wants rice farmers to pay costs of clean water.]

Blackstone, John;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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