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Commentary (Hickel Appointment) #2210

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 21, 1969
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(Studio) Cabinet members to be sworn in tomorrow; Hickel won't be confirmed with colleagues. Senator votes to postpone debate on Hickel. Senator Mike Mansfield says will take few days for debate and conclusion. Senator Int. Affairs Committee votes to confirm Hickel, but other Senators object to controversial views. 2 commentators offer views.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Hickel effective in particular field, business. Mission of Int. Secretary to preserve national wildlife and beauty from undisciplined progress and development. Noble conservation goal criticized by businessmen. As businessman, Hickel's heart wouldn't be in interest work.
REPORTER: Richard Dougherty

(Studio) Wise to want to protect wildlife and natural beauty, but foolish to waste millions of acres of timber land. Governing underdeveloped state not same as governing American natural resources.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) If Nixon suffers no greater problem than Hickel, 4 years of unexcelled tranquility coming up.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Dougherty, Richard;
Kilpatrick, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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