CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 22, 1969
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(Studio) 11 of Nixon's cabinet take oath of office and hold 1st official session at White House with Nixon. Admin. hopes 10% surcharge can be reduced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Ceremony early; [NIXON - calls cabinet a working one.] Sworn in were: Secretary of State William Rogers; Secretary Treasury David Kennedy; Secretary Defense Melvin Laird; Attorney General John Mitchell; Postmaster General Winton Blount; Agriculture Secretary Clifford Hardin; Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch; MUD Secretary George Romney; Labor Secretary George Shultz; Secretary Commerce Maurice Stans; and Transportation Secretary John Volpe. United States Ambassador to United Nations Charles Yost and Budget Director Robert Mayo sworn in with cabinet. Nixon accidentally attempts to be sworn in with Volpe. Cabinet meets; Walter Hickel present despite lack of confirmation. Mayo says Nixon administration trying to cut 1970 budget down and reduce 10% surcharge.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint