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Mitchell-Attorney General To Campaign Manager #221546

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 15, 1972
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(Studio) Attorney General John Mitchell resigns to manage President Nixon's re-election campaign. Wife, Martha, saddened by move.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Attorney General nomination, Richard KLEINDIENST - sad to see Mitchell leave office, but flattered at his being nominated.] Assistant Attorney General Patrick Gray replaces Kleindienst as Dep. Attorney General Senate liberals will oppose conservative Kleindienst
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(DC) [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - praises Kleindienst.] [Senator Birch BAYH - skeptical about nomination.]
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) Senator Judiciary Chairperson, James Eastland, calls Kleindienst a worthy successor to Mitchell and schedules confirmation hearings.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Benton, Nelson;
McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger

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