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Nixon Appointments / Rogers / Moynihan #198717

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1968
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(Studio) 2 Reg. appts. in Nixon administration announced. William Rogers to be Secretary State. Daniel Moynihan joins Council on Urban Affairs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York, New York) Moynihan background given: Democrat, in Kennedy admin., supporter of Hubert Humphrey. Promised position of power to influence. [Richard NIXON - likens Moynihan role to that of Henry Kissinger. Explains Cabinet set-up; Moynihan job.] [MOYNIHAN - describes post as he sees it. Notes urban problems.] [NIXON - answers questions with regard to Marshall Plan and Moynihan assignment.] Moynihan job interpreted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Rogers not Nixon's first choice for Secretary of State; William Scranton was. Robert Anderson also turned it down. Nixon evaluation of Rogers in "Six" "Crises" quoted. United Nations experience noted; but foreign affairs experience said limited. State Department surprised by appointment. Rogers' role in Vietnam war negotiations considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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