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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 15, 1976
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(Studio) In Plains, Georgia, Carter may be facing 1st controversy with regard to cabinet appts. over that of Defense Secretary
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Plains, Georgia) Sources here and in Washington, DC confirm some right-wing and labor opposition to appointed of former Air Force Secretary Harold Brown as Defense Secretary; labor opposition lobbying for appointed of James Schlesinger, saying he's only candidate who'll take hard line with USSR in arms negotiations. Senator Henry Jackson, believed to be leader in stop-Brown mvt., has conference with Carter; later says they talked of energy matters and he has no information with regard to Defense Secretary [JACKSON - says he has no idea of who Secretary will be and hasn't been consulted.] Aides say Carter aware of AFL-CIO feelings, but it's had no effect on delayed decision. Liberal Carter advisers would prefer Washington, DC attorney Paul Warnke, but would settle for Brown. Fear now with regard to compromise candidate.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:00

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