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Ford, Nixon Staff / Friction #236230

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1974
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(Studio) Some friction exists between remains of Nixon staff and new Ford staff.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(White House) Portion of President Nixon's August 9, `74, farewell speech shown. General Alexander Haig forced out of Ford administration by strong differences between 2 staffs. [President' cnsl. Dean BURCH - believes Haig's leaving may help reduce friction. Doesn't deny friction still exists between 2 staffs.] Former communications director Ken. Clawson, speech writer Pat Buchanan, White House spokesperson Gerald Warren, budget director Roy Ash, Bill Timmons, adviser Anne Armstrong all belonged to Nixon staff; most to leave posts, few will remain. [Mrs. ARMSTRONG - praises Ford's freshness and openness.] Changes in cabinet expected to start soon.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Mudd, Roger;
Pierpoint, Robert

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