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Baldrige / Government Jargon #92870

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige's war on government jargon featured; exs. demonstrated. ["Washington Monthly" editor Charlie PETERS - explains bureaucratic principle at work in government memorandums.] [BALDRIGE - describes letters drafted in his name that were not understandable; explains benefits of department's word processors.] Baldrige said programming Commerce Department word processors to reject jargon. [BALDRIGE - attributes department's problem to staff's education, lack of experience writing.] [PETERS - thinks Baldrige's plan is doomed to failure; explains.] [BALDRIGE - responds.]
REPORTER: Jeff Greenfield

Donaldson, Sam;
Greenfield, Jeff

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