NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 12, 1981
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(Studio) Conflict between OMB director David Stockman and Health and Human Services Secretary Richard Schweiker over fate of Head Start program noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Head Start's background recalled; administration's desire to eliminate program outlined. [SCHWEIKER - thinks administration should stand by its earlier commitment to Head Start.] His objection to proposed cuts in other programs discussed. [SCHWEIKER - explains his stance.] Representative Carl Perkins quoted.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson
(Peoria, Illinois) Stockman's response to criticism of proposed elimination of Head Start and conscious efforts to keep him away from press discussed. [Representative Robert MICHEL - considers Stockman indispensable to budget process.] [STOCKMAN - pushes for congress approval of budget.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs