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Economy / Public Service Jobs / Women's Rights #57940

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 01, 1979
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(Studio) Labor Department announcement of public service jobs cut detailed. Women's rights advocates' reaction to social program cuts in budget reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Figs. with regard to working women and their earnings noted. Women's rights activists' concerns about this stated. Bella Abzug's recent firing as head of President Carter's women's commission mentioned. Congress hearing on women's issues reported [Actress MarIo THOMAS - comments on Abzug firing issue and econ. as women's issue.] [ABZUG - comments on lack of interest in status of women from administration and Congress] Appearance at hearing of White House women's adviser Sarah Weddington said canceled by White House [The Women's Lobby spokesperson Carol BURRIS - reacts to cancellation of Weddington appearance.] Details about Weddington appearance controversy given.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Compton, Ann;
Reynolds, Frank

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