CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 04, 1976
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(Studio) Transition of administrations has begun between Washington, DC and Plains, Georgia. Ford says John Marsh will be his choice to work with Carter people re: transition. Work on federal budget noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Report on transition plans by Secretary of State Kissinger and work on project by top deputy and head of State Department transition team Lawrence Eagleburger. Kissinger message to American diplomats, allies and adversaries noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(DC) Defense Secretary Don. Rumsfeld begins department preparations for incoming Carter defense people. [RUMSFELD - says guide for transition here will be how they'd want it done if they were coming in. ] (Defense Department film shown.) Differences over B-1 bomber and possible controversy noted. [RUMSFELD - says Ford administration responsible for country till inauguration.] After Carter defense officials take office they can offer Congress own defense budget reforms.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
(DC) Report on government jobs that will be open to be filled by Carter administration Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary David Mathews can return to University of Alabama and Attorney General Edward Levi has had offer from University of Chicago. Others who aren't cabinet members also face job losses; details noted. Reporter notes details with regard to President's return to private life after January
REPORTER: Jim McManus