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Watt Resignation #81537

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 09, 1983
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(Studio) Interior Secretary James Watt reported submitting resignation to President Reagan; his latest offensive remark regarding blacks, women, Jews and handicapped recalled.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Pol. implications of Watt resigning while Reagan and aides are at Camp David considered; role of Senator Republicans calling for Watt's ouster in today's announcement discussed. Senator Robert Byrd and Edwin Meese mentioned. Possible political gains for Reagan from affair cited; possible successor Clifford Hansen mentioned.
REPORTER: Ann Compton, Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Donaldson, Sam;
Compton, Ann

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