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Shake-Up / Schlesinger / Kissinger / CIA / Vice President / Simon #35116

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1975
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(Studio) Report on administration shake-up.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Defense Secretary James Schlesinger may leave office by Friday May hold news conference Expected to be on speaking tour after he leaves DC.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Studio) Secretary Kissinger not losing grip on National Security Council William Highland, hd. of State Department intelligence and research,to be number 2 man on council He's close adviser and confidant of Kissinger.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Newspaper columnists critical of way Ford handled administration changes; especially Schlesinger. Press Secretary Ron Nessen says people will later see that it (move) was right. CIA Director William Colby rejects appeal from new hd. National Security Council, Brent Scowcroft, to stay on until successor confirmed. Ford asked Colby to stay until George Bush arrives from China, P.R., and is examd. by Senator; Colby agrees. Congress critics say ex-Republican party chairperson as head of CIA would politicize the bureau. Reporter talks to Harry Reasoner via screen.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Bush could be on `76 ticket with Ford. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and wife invite Fords to their home tonight. Vice President to hold 1st news conf. Thursday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner; Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Treasury Secretary William Simon says he lived through "Saturday Night and Sunday Night massacres" (referring to cabinet members firing). Says he and Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz would probably go on Monday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Tomlinson, Frank

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