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Decision 1984 / Donovan Indictment #534029

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 1984
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(Studio) Democratic party chairperson Charles Manatt reported calling for President Reagan to fire Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan due to his indictment today on criminal chgs.; Walter Mondale's reaction to scandal noted. [MONDALE - feels President's immediate reaction was wrong; explains.] Reagan's defense of Donovan and claims of persecution of his appointees reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Texas) President's remarks on Donovan and Beirut bombing during Texas campaign swing featured; films shown. [REAGAN - claims Donovan is innocent until proven guilty; accuses Democrats of sleaze factor; assumes responsibility for Beirut bombings; won't punish anyone for incident.] Aides' assessment of Donovan affair's impact on campaign considered.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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