NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
(DC) Civil Rights Commission member Mary Frances Berry reported claiming President Reagan is trying to destroy commission; details given. [BERRY - notes implications if President clears out bipartisan appointees.] Of the 4 commission members not Reagan appointees, Jill Ruckelshaus, wife of Environmental Protection Agency administration William Ruckelshaus, said not scheduled for replacement; White House official's response quoted on screen. Reagan's refusal to comment on issue mentioned. White House response and reactions of Ruckelshaus and Berry quoted on screen. [BERRY - claims administration is redefining civil rights.] Congress Black Caucus member Walter Fauntroy's assessment of black support for administration considered.
REPORTER: Emery King