CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1976
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(Studio) Dan. Patrick Moynihan resigns as United Nations ambassador Speculated he may run for US Senator from New York.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) In resignation letter, Moynihan says he wants to return to Harvard before tenure up. President Ford's letter says nation in Moynihan's debt for his services. Press Secretary Ron Nessen says no mention of resignation at last week's meeting at White House [NESSEN - says Pat always strong in stating personal feelings; only says he wants to return to Harvard in letter.] Ford learned of Moynihan's plans Saturday
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(NYC) Moynihan chosen by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and apptd. by Ford because he advocated strong presentation of United States position. November 10, 1975, film shown. [MOYNIHAN - says United States does not acknowledge, will not abide by, and will never acquiesce in this infamous act (referring to UN's "Zionism is racism" resolution).] In November, Moynihan moved to resign, but Ford and Kissinger asked him to stay on. November 24, 1976, film shown of Moynihan at White House Avowals to resign begun again last month when his letter critical of State Department publicized. Future political and government activity still open to Moynihan.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet