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Shake-Up / Schlesinger / Kissinger / Colby / China, P.R. #237935

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1975
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(Studio) Report on implication of changes in defense department and intelligence.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Schlesinger refuses to confirm if Ford fired him. Implies his resignation may help his fights to prevent cuts in `76 budget. [SCHLESINGER - says focus is on need for strong national defense]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(DC) Schlesinger may have eventually quit job, rather than live with low defense budget. His budget crusade escalated his policy feud with Kissinger with regard to detente. Some aides feel Kissinger talked Ford into firing Schlesinger.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(DC) Kissinger may have come out of Sunday massacre with more foreign policy power than before.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Vail, Colorado) August film shown. Kissinger's National Security Council chairperson job goes to his deputy, Brent Scowcroft; shown.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(DC) Schlesinger and Kissinger had been at odds about various issues. [KISSINGER - says foreign policy of United States will continue; not decided by personality.] State Department spokesperson says Kissinger didn't finger Schlesinger for firing.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(No location given) Colby knew he'd be fired sometime; Kissinger asked Ford to fire him in March. [COLBY - says if had to do it all over, wouldn't be any less free with information to Congress cmtes. Best way was to get rid of past and make transition to future within Const.] Colby asked Justice Department in December to investigate ex-CIA Director Richard Helms for perjury. Incurred wrath of Kissinger who wanted to protect key ambassador and friend.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(DC) Colby gave Congress documents and testimony they wanted. Was sometimes reprimanded for not clearing with White House He helped committee write report on assassination plots Ford wants suppressed. Senator Frank Church says Senate Intelligence Committee to release report after giving it to Senator in secret session. [Chairperson Senate committee CHURCH - says clear Ford made decision; doesn't know where it came from. Concealment is order of day.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) 50 administration representatives on advance trip to People's Republic of China, delayed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Pappas, Ike;
Schorr, Daniel

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