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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 15, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Debate in House over speaker's control of television cameras featured. [Speaker Thomas O'NEILL, REP. - argue over who has floor.] Democratic Representatives' criticism of Republicans' accusation that liberals are communist sympathizers recalled. [May 8, Representative Newt GINGRICH - accuses Democrats of accepting communism] O'Neill's use of TV cameras to show empty chamber during May 10 speech by Republican Representative noted, shown. [O'NEILL - considers Representative's action May 10 lowest form of life.] [Representative Joseph MOAKLEY - disapproves of O'Neill's characterization.] [REP. - calls situation a "McCarthyism of the left."]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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