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Carter / Appointments #243960

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 23, 1976
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(Studio) Carter names final cabinet post and top aides for energy and intelligence.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Plains, Georgia) Energy coordinator will be Nixon-Ford Defense Secretary James Schlesinger; CIA director to be Kennedy speech writer Theodore Sorensen; HEW head to be Joseph Califano, who was with Johnson administration Some environmentalists protest that Schlesinger not concerned re: environment; Carter says today energy coordinator's duties won't include overseeing EPA. Schlesinger says 1 of concerns will be energy conservation. [SCHLESINGER - notes areas where conservation of energy needs to be worked on.] Sorensen says there'll be more openness at CIA, but covert activities shouldn't be eliminated altogether. [SORENSEN - cites conditions for covert activities use.] Califano says HEW desegregation guides will be followed. [CALIFANO - says he hopes excellence in public school systems can be brought back; notes Brooklyn schools where his mother taught.] [CARTER - says he and family wish all merry Christmas.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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