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Confirmation Hearings #273664

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 1981
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(Studio) Senator reported beginning confirmation hearings today on Ronald Reagan's cabinet choices.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Confirmation hearings for Caspar Weinberger, John Block, Richard Schweiker, Don. Regan and Malcolm Baldrige examined; films shown. [WEINBERGER, BLOCK, REGAN - address respective confirmation cmtes.] Reagan's meeting today with Secretary of State-designate Alexander Haig and controversy surrounding Haig's upcoming hearing due to his relationship with Richard Nixon noted. [HAIG - comments.] Problems of Democrat Senators in getting investigation into Haig's Watergate-era activities and efforts by Nixon attys. to prevent National Archives from releasing tapes about Haig mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan's announcement of James Brady and Karna Small as press secretary and assistant, respectively, examined; films shown. [REAGAN - comments.] Brady's background, include relationship with John Connally, outlined; Jody Powell mentioned. [BRADY - comments.] Alleged objection to Brady by Nancy Reagan said denied by Reagan. [REAGAN - comments.] Reagan's schedule here for remainder of week outlined; President Carter mentioned.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley
Duration:
00:06:30

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