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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 21, 1976
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(Studio) Carter names 3 more cabinet members today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Plains, Georgia) Defense Secretary to be former Kennedy aide and Air Force Secretary Harold Brown; US Housing and Urban Development Secretary will be Washington, DC attorney and Democrat activist Patricia Roberts Harris; and Labor Secretary post goes to University of Texas professor Ray Marshall. Brown talks with regard to lessons learned in Vietnam. [BROWN - says things misjudged, mistakes made, now there's more caution with regard to such involvement.] [MARSHALL - talks about helping unemployment.] [HARRIS - talks about discrimination in housing practices.] Carter questioned re: appointed of Griffin Bell as Attorney General, include Bell's alleged mbrship. in clubs discriminating against blacks and Jews. [CARTER - says he can't ask cabinet members to withdraw from discriminating clubs, but hopes they will.] Announcement of Washington, DC attorney Joseph Califano as Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary delayed till Thursday so Carter can attend funeral of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Reports have said AFL-CIO pressed for James Schlesinger as Defense Secretary and John Dunlop as Labor Secretary Of appts. made so far, controversy centers on Bell, especially his club mbrships.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) Report on clubs in which Bell holds mbrship., include Piedmont Driving Club and Capital City Club. [Anti-Defamation League spokesperson Stu LEWENGRUB - says practice of discrimination not being challenged on legal grounds but on moral ones.] Is learned today Bert Lance is Piedmont member
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

(Studio) Harris has been active in Democrat affairs, presided over seating battle of California and Illinois at 1972 convention Was 1st black woman ambassador, serving in Luxembourg. Marshall was Fulbright scholar and has taught at University of Mississippi and LA State University as well as University of Texas; said to be expert on minorities in labor force. Brown's appointed had been expected and had drawn opposition.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Brown's work at Pentagon in Kennedy administration and as Air Force Secretary in Johnson administration noted; as Air Force Secretary, he helped form American Vietnam war policy. (Film of January, 1967, shown.) [BROWN - talks about bombing in North Vietnam.] Brown's advice with regard to step-up of bombing in north and mining of Haiphong harbor, after 1968 Communist Tet offensive, rejected by Johnson, later adopted by Nixon. In 1969, Brown became president of California Institute of Technology. Nixon apptd. him negotiator in arms limitation talks with USSR because of expertise on strategic nuclear weapons. Criticism of Brown has come because of fears he'll take too lenient stand on detente.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Sargent, Tony;
Schieffer, Bob

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