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Watt / Indians #80727

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 19, 1983
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(Studio) Renewed calls for resignation of Interior Secretary James Watt following his latest controversial remarks noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) [WATT - thinks Indian reservations haven't worked.] [Chief James BILLIE - calls for Watt's immediate resignation.] [WATT - denies suggesting abolishment of reservations.] [National Tribal Chiefs Association spokesperson Elmer SAVILLA - calls for Secretary's resignation.] Changes in Indians' economy freedom on reservations and basis of their concern over Reagan administration's possible alteration of system outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Tonight's "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Jack

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