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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Beginnings of passing of power from President Reagan to President-elect George Bush reported; scenes shown. Bush transition team reported headed by aides Craig Fuller, Robert Teeter and Sheila Tate. [Former advisor to President Jimmy Carter, Stuart EIZENSTAT - talks about Bush's decision.] Speculation about cabinet-level appts. detailed; James Baker (State Department), John Tower (Defense Department), Brent Scowcroft (National Security Council), Richard Darman (OMB), Nicholas Brady (Treasury Department), Lauro Cavazos (Educ. Department), Richard Thornburgh (Attorney General) named. [On plane, BUSH - discusses upcoming announcements.] [Brookings Institution Stephen HESS - says Bush needs a fast start.] [EIZENSTAT - says public will be hit with new issues.] Impt. of budget noted. [HESS - predicts Bush will start with foreign affairs.] Possibility of Bush summit with USSR next year noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Response from USSR over likelihood of early summit reported
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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