× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

White House / President' Men #235976

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 1974
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report on White House changes.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Robert Hartmann's office connects with President' He and 2 others don't have to knock. [HARTMANN - describes how he sees if anyone with Ford.] Been with Ford since 1969. Hartmann allowed to do anything. Ex-Democratic Representative, John Marsh, is counselor to Ford, but available to do what President wants. Marsh, Hartmann, and Philip Buchen are President' springboard for ideas. Buchen is White House legal cnsl. and President' 1st law partner. Ford calls on Melvin Laird frequently. Key economy adviser is old friend, William Seidman. TerHorst is another old friend; has access to President Of Nixon staff, only Secretary of State Henry Kissinger totally secure. General Alexander Haig is operations ofr. instead of chief of staff. [HAIG - says to stay as long as he'll be helpful to President ] [HARTMANN - says Johnson asked all JFK people to stay, though thought it mistake later. It's up to staff if they want to conform to new President] Mass firing not expected but White House no longer home for Nixon's staff.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.