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Watt Controversy #527242

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan said reiterating his support for Interior Secretary James Watt despite continuing call for his ouster.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) [Senator Slade GORTON - feels Watt is albatross for administration] Continued call by Republicans as well as Democrats for Watt's resignation examined; Gorton's remarks in today's Senator consideration of issue quoted on screen; leadership of Senators John Danforth and Pete Wilson to oust Watt noted. [WILSON - considers Watt a political liability.] [DANFORTH - believes Watt will resign.] Senator Howard Baker's warning to White House over Watt's standing with Senate vote of confidence and President's response reported Watt mentioned meeting to discuss situation today with president aide Edwin Meese.
REPORTER: John Dancy Artist: Arthur Lien

(Studio) Watt supporter said claiming Watt will resign to avoid Senate vote of condemnation.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Dancy, John;
Palmer, John

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