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ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 07, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) "USA Today" report stating that the White House paid political pundit Armstrong Williams to promote President Bush's education agenda examined; details given about what Williams did to push the No Child Left Behind Act. [Citizens for Responsibilities & Ethics Melanie SLOAN†- says Williams has been bought & paid for by the administration.] [WILLIAMS - states he used bad judgment {in accepting government money}.] Statement from the Education Department defending payments to Williams & the GAO report on previous propaganda reports quoted. [Representative Henry WAXMAN - calls it unethical to pay a political commentator.]

Jennings, Peter;
Cochran, John

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