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NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 14, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan's defense of Interior Secretary James Watt noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(King Salmon, AK) Watt's Alaska visit examined; films shown. [WATT - claims he's trying to protect environmental as well as stimulate economy] Basis of state's warm reception for Watt mentioned; anti-Watt demonstration shown. [WATT (iden. as Governor Jay Hammond) - notes effort to disseminate the truth despite press corps; comments on change in his own style.] Details of his activities while here outlined; opposition to Watt's proposal to sell offshore oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay noted include Governor Jay Hammond. [HAMMOND - explains his position.] [WATT - calls for change.]
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

Lewis, Meredith;
Mudd, Roger

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