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Series consists of typescript scripts by Knowlton Nash, often extensively annotated with handwritten comments that demonstrate his editorial approach to the topic. The scripts are often accompanied by research notes and printed documents that served as Nash's background material for writing the script and preparing for the broadcast. The files deal with Nash's work as a Washington correspondent during the 1960s, his work on Newsmagazine from 1978 to 1981, and news specials, such as the Tokyo economic summit in 1979, the evening of the Quebec referendum on sovereignty in 1980, the Ottawa summit, the launch of the first space shuttle, and the constitutional conference of 1981. The series also includes scripts for Nash's "final word" for the week at conclusion of Saturday's evening news broadcast, 1988 to 1992.