CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 12, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon names Negro leader to top administration post; confers with Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Rockefeller discusses Nixon's offer of reevaluating Alliance for Progress aid to Latin American Rockefeller speaks to Urban Affairs Council; Vice President Spiro Agnew presides. Says to make 10% surcharge permanent, use 25% of national growth revenues for welfare standards. [ROCKEFELLER - reports trying to get more of taxpayer's money to state and local government Could have breakdown of trust in local govts. if they can't proceed effectively.] Former Congress for Racial Equality head, James Farmer, named Assistant Secretary HEW. [FARMER - remarks he expects black attitude to change toward Nixon] New consultant on consumer affairs, Willie Mae Rogers, answers conflict of interest questions because she's remaining on "Good Hsekeeping." payroll. [ROGERS - declares she doesn't expect conflict of interest. Says her salary, age and weight are personal matter.] Some Congress feel she's too industry oriented.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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