CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1974
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(Studio) Reshaping of Ford's presidency begins reaching into the ranks.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Ford makes his 1st major effort to put own brand on administration and Republican party; looking for new job for Alexander Haig. George Bush to be chief United States envoy to People's Republic of China Ford wants Mary Louise Smith of Iowa as Republican party chairperson [BUSH - feels it's good at this time to have new Republican national committee chairperson] Richard Obenshain of Virginia wanted as vice-chairperson of Republican national committee Dean Burch designated as Ford's chief political liaison. Ann Armstrong to stay as domestic trouble-shooter. Kenneth Rush to be nomination United States ambassador to France John Sherman Cooper to be United States ambassador to East Germany. White House sources say Haig to return to Army to command NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces in Europe, but opposed by some allies. Ford asks staff to compile list of qualified persons for possible government service.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Studio) Senator William Proxmire and Congress Moss object to Haig's return to military duty after involvement in pols.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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