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(Studio) At impromptu news conference Ford announces resignation of Federal Energy Administration head John Sawhill. Atomic Energy Commission chairperson Dixy Lee Ray moves to State Department
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [FORD - intros. new staff mbrs.] Ford denies administration and Sawhill at odds, but makes it clear chief energy adviser Rogers Morton wanted Sawhill out. [MORTON - believes effective energy conservation team must be compatible.] In interview with reporter Nelson Benton, Sawhill discusses removal from FEA. [SAWHILL - says he's not politician; perhaps his FEA decisions didn't reflect politically popular moves.] On related topic, President Ford says stiff new quotas on oil may be imposed if dependence on oil can't be reduced voluntarily.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Schieffer, Bob
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