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Reagan / Economy Address #74860

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 13, 1982
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(Studio) President Reagan's scheduled economy address tonight noted; his signing of job training bill today, in light of upcoming elecs., cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Reagan's product of jobs bill signing examined; films shown. [REAGAN - praises legislature] Response of speaker Thomas O'Neill noted. [REAGAN - denies supporting bill for political reasons.] [Democrat chairperson Chas. MANATT - warns about President's painting rosy picture of economy tonight.] Tonight's speech noted billed as nonpartisan review after White House request to buy prime television time was rejected by networks; possibility of President buying prime time on election eve considered.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) CBS and NBC said carrying speech live; ABC's stance mentioned. ABC pres. Roone Arledge's justification outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Compton, Ann;
Reynolds, Frank

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