CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 1974
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(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
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