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Carter / Unemployment / Budget / Staff #40779

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 1976
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(Studio) Carter meets with reporters in Plains, Georgia; talks with regard to unemployment and inflation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Plains, Georgia) Carter says administration will take full 4 years to bring down unemployment and balance budget. [CARTER - says by end of 4 years he hopes to balance budget and have 5-6% growth rate in economy, compatible with Kennedy-Johnson administration before Vietnam war, and unemployment down to 4-4 1/2%. States beliefs with regard to balancing budget and budget planning and authority of government depts.] Carter's plans with regard to process of choosing staff for new admin. noted. [CARTER - says if candidate for position isn't chosen for top job, others are available.] Carter says Jody Powell will be White House press secretary [CARTER - remarks on Powell's appointed] Carter goes to Washington, DC next wk. to meet with Ford cabinet members
REPORTER: Ann Compton

(Studio) Background on Powell, wife and daughter Emily noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Compton, Ann;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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