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Haig Resignation #78784

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 25, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [REAGAN - announces Haig's resignation.] [HAIG - reads letter of resignation.] Haig's relationship with Defense Secretary Caspar Weihberger and national security adviser William Clark thought basis of resignation; details given of "New York Times" article. [HAIG - doesn't feel Clark is undermining him.] Shultz's role in Richard Nixon administration recalled.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) [HAIG - claims President acknowledges Secretary of State as vicar of foreign policy.] Haig's foreign affairs background recalled; his performance day pres. was shot said damaging his public image. [March 30, 1981, HAIG - takes charge of White House] Irony of Haig's career noted; Haig's performance on various foreign affairs issues discussed. His working relations with Richard Allen, Weinberger, George Bush, United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick and William Clark noted. High-level leaks to "New York Times" this week, making Haig look bad, described. Actual reason for Haig's resignation considered.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) [Senator Richard LUGAR, Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI, Senator Charles MATHIAS - react to resignation.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) International reaction to Haig's resignation said possibly focusing on Haig's difference with Reagan on USSR pipeline to Europe; details given. Possible role of Israeli invasion of Lebanon considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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