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Bush Transition / Cabinet / Background Checks / Black Americans #391492

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President-elect George W. Bush's nominations of Ann Veneman as Agriculture Secretary and Mel Martinez as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development reported.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) The difficulties of getting security checks for people being hired into the Bush administration examined. [The Brookings Institution Paul LIGHT - talks about the questions asked during the security checks.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) Bush's efforts to reach out to African-Americans examined; scenes shown of Bush's meeting with ministers. [BUSH - comments on Colin Powell.] [Representative J.C. WATTS - says Bush needs to do the right thing.] [San Francisco Board of Supervisors Reverend Amos BROWN - says Bush will have to work "overtime" to win respect.] [Former Republican Party official Faye ANDERSON - says she thought Vice President Al Gore would give more to African-Americans.]

Axelrod, Jim;
Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim

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