ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1980
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(Studio) Reaction to Ronald Reagan's choice of James Watt as Secretary Interior reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Denver, Colorado) Watt shown at home. His ties with industrialist Joseph Coors and Mountain States Legal Fndn. noted. Fndn. said opposed to Environmental Protection Agency and Sierra Club. [WATT - comments.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer (KBTV film/tape)
(DC) [Wilderness Society director Bill TURNAGE - recalls Teapot Dome scandal in criticizing Watt.] Objections to Watt listed; environmentalists said to be opposing Watt's confirmation. Democrats said to have told National Archives they want Richard Nixon Watergate tapes in order to challenge Alexander Haig appointed as Secretary of State. Other controversial noms. said to be Ray Donovan .(Secretary Labor) and Don. Regan (Secretary Treasury). Roles of Senators Harrison Williams and William Proxmire noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
(Studio) Reagan transition office said to have no more noms. before Monday
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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