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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 23, 1981
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(Studio) Justice Department reported announcing special prosecutor will be appointed to investigate chgs. against Labor Secretary Ray. Donovan, but no prosecutor will be appointed to look into charges against White House adviser Richard Allen.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ray. Donovan s request yesterday for a special prosecutor recalled. [Justice Department spokesperson Tom DeCAIR - announces Attorney General William French Smith's decision.] Donovan's reaction quoted on screen. Chgs. against Donovan recalled.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Richard Allen reported cleared by Justice Department; decision detailed. [ALLEN - states reaction to decision; expects to return to work. Admits he has been part of White House discussions on Poland.] White House statement quoted on screen; films shown.
REPORTER: James Polk

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Polk, James

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