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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's announcement of 1st cabinet selections quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Reagan's absence for event explained; nominees Don. Regan, Caspar Weinberger, William French Smith, Malcolm Baldrige, Richard Schweiker, Drew Lewis, David Stockman and win. Casey discussed. [STOCKMAN, REGAN, SMITH - comment on economy issues and Smith's personal relationship with Reagan.] Probability of nomination of Alexander Haig as Secretary of State discussed; Watergate mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(DC) Republicans' preparation for confirmation fight over Haig's nomination examined. [Senators Howard BAKER, Alan CRANSTON, Paul TSONGAS - comment on Haig's association with Watergate and bombing of Cambodia.] Possible confirmation process outlined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Jones, Phil;
- Plante, Bill
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