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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 10, 1977
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(Studio) 2 Carter appointees, Juanita Kreps and Patricia Roberts Harris, go before Senator cmtes. for confirmation hearings today. There's no apparent opposition to Kreps as Commerce Secretary; she testifies she supports efforts to fight Arab boycott of Israel. Harris finds opposition to appointed as US Housing and Urban Development Secretary
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Most committee members praise Harris; but chairperson, Senator William proxmire, says she's 1 of series of amateurs of HUE who have left housing in shambles. [PROXMIRE - says cabinet officers who already know business needed.] Harris comments noted. [HARRIS - says as black woman, she'll never forget what it was like to be outside the system.] Harris expected to win committee approval and easy Senator confirmation.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) votes to oppose nomination of Griffin Bell as Attorney General; opposition to be voiced by Washington, DC NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) bureau director Clarence Mitchell at hearings Tuesday [MITCHELL - says vote for Bell is against black children of United States and if Bell had been known as Carter's choice before election, Ford would have won.] AFL-CIO says Carter is retreating on unemployment promises and objects to tax cut portion of economy proposal.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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