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Postal Reform #5426

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 27, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon wants to replace post office with government-owned, but independent, corp.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [NIXON - calls it most important reform bill in this area. Will improve working conditions, efficiency, and will remove political control from department]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Compromise with Capitol Hill likely because need for reform clear.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(No Location Given) System outdated. [Former Postmaster General Lawrence O'BRIEN - predicts disaster because can't cope with mail volume.] Modernization needed; need to become efficient through automation. [Frederick KAPPEL - says employees can't advance and all appts. involve pol. approval.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Reform to do away with political patronage.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Howard K.

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