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Cabinet Confirmations / Kennedy / Hickel #200123

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 1969
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(Studio) Senator cmtes. announce confirmation of 5 cabinet appointees; formal vote to come later. They are: John Mitchell, Attorney General; Clifford Hardin, Secretary Agriculture; Maurice Stans, Secretary Commerce; John Volpe, Secretary Transportation, and George Romney, MUD Secretary Romney says urban renewal helped start Detroit riots. Walter Hickel and David Kennedy under fire at hearings. Senator Albert Gore says Kennedy's plan to put stocks in trust involve clear-cut interest conflict.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator George McGovern forces Hickel to admit he was wrong yesterday when he denied invoking inapplicable international treaty to veto sale of fish by Indian co-op to Japanese company [HICKEL - reason Japanese didn't buy ship was lacked government's permission. Mistake was human error; didn't remember details.] Hickel agreed to continue Udall freeze of Alaska lands pending native claims with pressure from McGovern and Jackson. Hearings continue through Saturday
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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