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Republican Reorganization #18613

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 28, 1972
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(Studio) Elliot Richardson will replace Melvin Laird as Secretary Defense Casper Weinberger will replace Richardson as Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary California industrialist Roy Ash takes over Budget Department
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Department of Health, Education and Welfare is huge bureaucracy. [RICHARDSON - says bureaucracies tend to keep enlarging. Department of Health, Education and Welfare program needs to be simplified. Richardson is Boston aristocrat. Got Bronze Star in World War II. Wanted to be Secretary of State, but couldn't turn down Defense offer.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(DC) Weinberger has reputation for ruthlessness and toughness in Office of Management and Budget. Non. for Department of Health, Education and Welfare portends, possibly, era of budget cutbacks. [WEINBERGER - says can't solve problems just by throwing money at them.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(DC) Roy Ash, president Litton Industries, was chairperson of Nixon's advisory council on government reorg., which created Office of Budget and Management Ash will head. Will take pay cut from $195,000/yr. to $42,000. Will sell 200,000 shares Litton stocks. [ASH - says intends for government to get its money's worth.] Litton reported to have cost overruns on government contracts.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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