NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1983
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(Studio) William Ruckelshaus reported sworn in as new Environmental Protection Agency administration
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [President REAGAN - praises Ruckelshaus.] [Supreme Court Justice William REHNQUIST - swears in Ruckelshaus.] Ruckelshaus' daughter Kathy noted present for ceremony; Richard Nixon's appointed of him as 1st Environmental Protection Agency administration and his role as deputy Attorney General during Saturday Night Massacre when he refused to fire special Watergate prosecutor recalled. Films shown. [REAGAN - believes new beginning is possible.] President's priorities for Environmental Protection Agency outlined on screen. [RUCKELSHAUS - notes President's pledge of support.] Pol. implications for Reagan of Ruckelshaus' approach to Environmental Protection Agency considered.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
(DC) Problems at Environmental Protection Agency faced by Ruckelshaus outlined, discussed. [Senator Robert STAFFORD - thinks nation can't afford not to clean up toxics.]
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell
(Studio) Former Environmental Protection Agency official Rita Lavelle reported cited by House for contempt of Congress for refusing to testify; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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