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Knowles Appointment / Egeberg / Congressional Reaction #204297

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 27, 1969
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(Studio) Report on Knowles appointed
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Secretary Finch admits defeat and turns to Dr. Roger Egeberg for post. Knowles reacts to news with sarcasm.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Boston, Massachusetts) [KNOWLES - says Nixon maintained political integrity and it's fair he should pay off campaign debt. Believes in volunteerism and worked for public interest, not socialized medicine as American Medical Association spokesperson said.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - calls Knowles best hospital administration in US. Unfortunate American Medical Association has power to block Finch's choice.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr (Narrates)

(DC) [Senator MONDALE - says clear Department of Health, Education and Welfare Department run by Senators Strom Thurmond and Everett Dirksen.] [Senator Mark HATFIELD - says not good for 1 man to make this kind of judgment.] [Senator Peter DOMINICK - says will be good health program anyhow.] [Representative Bob WILSON - says Knowles not acceptable to US doctors President listened to opposition.] Republican House members pressure final blow. Admin. says Tuesday appointed seemed set, but House Republican pressure holds up appts. and induces Nixon to turn down Knowles.
REPORTER: No reporter given

Reasoner, Harry;
Schorr, Daniel

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