CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 28, 1972
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(Studio) Roy Ash is powerful California businessman and president of Litton Industries. Defense and Department of Health, Education and Welfare spend most money in government and have new heads.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Defense Department) Elliot Richardson will head huge bureaucracy. Statistics of Pentagon staff and dimensions given. Melvin Laird did some overhauling of procedures left by Robert McNamara and oversaw United States de-escalation of war. Did not cut defense budget much.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Department HEW) Department of Health, Education and Welfare takes 1/3 federal budget. Bigger spender than Pentagon. Much of budget (such as pensions) unalterable. Under Richardson Department of Health, Education and Welfare lost battle for welfare reform. Pulled back from school integration crusade. [RICHARDSON - looks for shift in spending priorities from Dep. to HEW. Richardson wanted to be Secretary of State.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr
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