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Watt / Beach Boys #84082

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1983
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(Studio) Interior Secretary James Watt's stance on inclusion of rock music in July 4th celebrations noted; his invitation to Wayne Newton mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Traditional free concert on Washington Mall before fireworks on July 4th noted; films shown. Watt's refusal to allow Beach Boys to perform in concert, as they have done in past 2 years, and his selection of Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton as example of patriotism and inspiration examined. [Beach Boys Alan JARDINE, Bruce JOHNSTON - think Watt's analysis of what constitutes rock music is embarrassing and ignorant.] Beach Boys noted performing at Reagan-Bush inaugural party; Vice President George Bush's support of group mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) United States envoy Philip Habib's belief that Watt is environmental disaster noted; Habib recalled obtaining degree in forestry from University of ID.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank

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