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Watt / Beach Boys #530203

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1983
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(Studio) Interior Secretary James Watt reported banning rock group from July 4th concert, bringing in Wayne Newton instead.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Beach Boys' past appearances at concert, along with last year `s The Grass Roots recalled; scenes from "The Beach Boys in Concert" shown courtesy Home Box Ofc. Watt's ban on rock groups, in which he apparently categorizes Beach Boys, quoted on screen, discussed; his decision that Wayne Newton representative the appropriate patriotism and inspiration noted. Reaction of WROX radio station mentioned. [LISTENER - thinks Watt lost Reagan a great many votes.] [Beach Boys publicist Sandy FRIEDMAN - notes absurdity of decision.] [Grass Roots singer Rob GRILL - suggests Watt return to environmental concerns.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) United States envoy Philip Habib, himself a forestry graduate, reported feeling Watt is disaster as environmental; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger

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