NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 08, 1982
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(Studio) Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan noted under investigation by special prosecutor due to allegations that he took part in illegal payoff involving his New Jersey company
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(DC) [DONOVAN - calls FBI informant several names.] His confirmation hearings and misunderstanding with organized labor recalled. [Feb. 20, 1981, DONOVAN and AFL-CIO president Lane KIRKLAND - express different interpretations of events.] [October 2, 1981, Representative Parren MITCHELL - questions Donovan's dismissal of high unemployment rate as traditional.] [DONOVAN - jokes about being new to job.] Labor's perception of him considered. [DONOVAN - comments on boyhood.] [Ladies Garment Workers president Sol CHAIKIN - denies Donovan is friend of labor.] President's goal for Donovan outlined. [DONOVAN - comments on Reagan's support of him.] Malcolm Lovell, Donovan's deputy secretary, said possibly being groomed to replace him.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine