NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 05, 1981
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(Studio) No. of recommendations approved by White House conference on aging mentioned.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) Partisan in-fighting during conference noted; White House efforts to control conference examined. [WI DELEGATE - notes administration's plans didn't work with her group.] Ratio of government staff to delegates noted. [Conf. executive dir. Betty BRAKE - tries to explain presence of security staff.] [DELEGATES - argue.] Republican party's admission of efforts to control conf. outlined. [DELEGATE - denies being controlled.] [Health and Human Services spokesperson David NEWHALL - claims White House and Health and Human Services have not tried to orchestrate proceedings.] [National Council on the Aging chairperson Jack OSSOFSKY - compares situation to that during Nixon administration]
REPORTER: Susan Peterson