CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 25, 1982
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(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig reported resigning, to be possibly replaced by George Shultz; intensification of Israeli bombing of west Beirut, Lebanon, mentioned. Possible cause of Haig's resignation considered.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) [REAGAN - announces Haig's resignation; nominates George Shultz as successor.] Reasons for Haig's resignation examined. [March 30, 1981, HAIG - takes control of White House] His relationship with William Clark mentioned; George Shultz's background with past admins. and current role with Bechtel Corporation discussed.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(DC) [HAIG - reads letter of resignation.] Possible reasons for Haig's resignation thought involving his relationship with United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger; issues of United States response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon and to USSR pipeline noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
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