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(Studio) Jimmy Carter holds news conference in Plains, Georgia; major topic is economy
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Plains, Georgia) In order to achieve goals of cutting back unemployment while holding down inflation, Carter will need cooperation of Fed. Reserve Board Chairperson Arthur Burns; Carter is asked if he wants Burns to resign. [CARTER - says he'd like to work with Burns if possible; says he'll talk with Burns with regard to Burns' testimony to Proxmire Senate committee and other economy issues.] Carter says diplomatic channels have brought USSR positions on nuclear arms to his attention. [CARTER - comments on nuclear arms issue with regard to USSR .] Carter comments on process of picking staff. [CARTER - says he's only one authorized to speak on appts.] Carter announces Jody Powell will be press secretary
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Pierpoint, Robert
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