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Thatcher / British Conservative Party Leader / United States Visit / Interview #50644

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 09, 1977
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(Studio) Britain's next prime minister could be 1st woman in cntry.'s history to hold that office; Conservative party is led by Margaret Thatcher and if it came to power she would become prime minister Thatcher is currently in United States, primarily to visit with President Carter and members of his cabinet. (Film shown.) Background on Thatcher noted. (Interview shown.) [THATCHER - doesn't think being woman is handicap, but can't know because hasn't tried alternative. Seems natural to her. Comments on reputation in Britain as controversial, and whether or not she would be so considered if a man. Thinks opposition has had great deal of trouble placing her in pigeonhole, which doesn't bother her.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Walters, Barbara

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