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Government Reorganization #221391

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 06, 1972
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(A) Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz will remain at post for Nixon's 2nd term. Peter Peterson, Commerce Secretary, will be replaced by Fred. Dent of SC. Dent pres. of Mayfair Mills.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler announces changes. Peterson turned down post as economy ambassador to Europe. Peterson independent, friendly with press - not assets in Nixon administration [PETERSON - says turned down economy post for personal reasons.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(DC) Commerce Department huge statistical computer. Department runs things from Weather Bureau to Patent Office to Fisheries. Commerce's Pollution Council is council of industry frequently at odds with Environmental Protection Agency. Peterson has given Department more active policy-making role, include sale to USSR of United States wheat. Reports are that economic policy-making is going to Treasury Secretary George Shultz; international economic policy to Henry Kissinger and State Department Peterson, unhappy about downgraded role of Commerce, bowing out.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Schorr, Daniel

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