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Officials Sworn In / New York Navy Yard / Foreign Policy #200288

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon watches swearing in of last cabinet member, Int. Secretary Walter Hickel.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Hickel sworn in by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Controversy arose over Hickel's oil interests and his statement that he wasn't for conservation "for conservation's sake." [NIXON - not interested in confirmation for confirmation's sake; Hickel subject of Herblock cartoons for week instead of Nixon.] Vice President Spiro Agnew with New York City Major John Lindsay announces federal government to allow New York City old Brooklyn Navy Yard at reduced price for ghetto job development. [AGNEW - hope to develop pattern on nationwide basis.] Defense Secretary Melvin Laird swears in Dep. Defense Secretary David Packard; confirmation came Thursday [PACKARD - feel honored Senator placed trust in me.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Elliot Richardson sworn in as Undersecretary State with Secretary of State William P. Rogers present. Minor State Department officials take oath. Senator Edward Kennedy and others meet new officials. Transition smooth from Dean Rusk to Rogers but no one knows United States policy towards Mid-East. National Security Council meets tomorrow.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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