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Defense Budget #94618

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1985
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(Studio) Reaction to President Reagan's proposed defense budget noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) [Senator William COHEN - questions Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger about exorbitantly priced toilet seat for military plane.] [Senator William ROTH - displays controversial seat.] Lockheed, manufacturer of toilet seat in question, noted claiming price is due to Navy's small order; company said refunding government majority of money. Details outlined on screen. Possible impact of toilet seat controversy on Weinberger's traditional line of argument for large defense budget noted.
REPORTER: Dean Reynolds

(DC) Commentary concerns defense budget argument under Reagan; John Kennedy mentioned. Issue of waste versus competency in defense budget discussed.
REPORTER: George Will, Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Will, George;
Reynolds, Dean

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