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Watt Controversy #86581

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 28, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan's apparent desire to end latest controversy following Interior Secretary James Watt's offensive description of government commission noted; Watt's comment recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Reagan's commitment to keeping Watt in cabinet and Democrats' effort to exploit situation for political gain examined; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes quoted on screen. Factors apparently underlying President's decision explained. Senate Democrats mentioned endorsing resolution calling on President to fire Watt. [Representative Edward MARKEY - notes Reagan can't dismiss issue so easily.] Possibility of Watt resigning prior to election campaign considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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