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Confirmation Hearings / Watt and Lewis #68281

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 07, 1981
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(Studio) Interior Secretary-designate James G. Watt said facing opposition at his confirmation hearings.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Watt's confirmation hearing featured; films shown. [Senator J. Bennett JOHNSTON - praises Watt.] Watt's support of development over conservation in past noted. [WATT - addresses committee ] [Senator Paul TSONGAS - responds.] Probability of Watt's confirmation cited.

(DC) Confirmation hearing for Trans. Secretary-designate Drew Lewis examined; films shown. [LEWIS - addresses committee ] His position on 55 mph speed limit stated. Reagan noted completing his cabinet with selection of Terrel Bell as Educ. Secretary [BELL - comments.] His background with Richard Nixon administration and position on court-ordered busing and minority quotas for colleges outlined on screen. [BELL - comments on Reagan's campaign pledge to abolish Educ. Department]
REPORTER: Mike von Fremd

von Fremd, Mike;
Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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