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Clinton / Cabinet Nominations #404542

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1996
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(Studio: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) President Clinton's nomination of a new national security team featured; scenes shown of United States ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright, nominated for Secretary of State and retiring Senator William Cohen as Secretary of Defense with National Security Adviser Anthony Lake moving to head up the CIA with Sandy Berger succeeding him. [CLINTON - makes introductory remarks on nominating a Republican and a woman.] [ALBRIGHT, COHEN - comment on their selection.] [Senator John McCAIN - reacts.]

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(UN: Richard Roth) Albright's diplomatic role for four years as ambassador to the United Nations reviewed. [At different times, ALBRIGHT - comments on Haiti, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Cuba, on being a "skirt among 14 suits" on the Security Council, on isolationism and on the United Nations Secretary General.] [Chilean ambassador to United Nations Juan SOMAVIA - praises Albright.] Leading contenders to succeed Albright named: Representative Bill Richardson and former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke.

Reporter(s):
Begleiter, Ralph;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Bowker, Hilary;
Roth, Richard
Duration:
00:06:40

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