× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Newsmaker Interview / Nessen / Powell #40949

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 23, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Outgoing press secretary Ron Nessen and incoming press secretary Jody Powell interviewed last night. Nessen asked what he'd do differently if he had to start again. [NESSEN - says he would have learned to accept poundings at daily briefings a little better. Suggests White House press corps should have more humor and more humaneness.] [Jody POWELL - doesn't know if his skin is thick enough, but time will tell.] Reporter questions Powell about his bad habits. [POWELL - admits he bums cigarettes, and is late many times.] Nessen questioned about attitude of press corps against White House [NESSEN - thinks attitude hard to change.] [POWELL - doesn't think it's "us against them," but he has no illusions about their jobs and their allegiance.] Nessen asked about future plans. [NESSEN - doesn't have firm plans. Thinks he'll speak and write about experience as press secretary 1st. Believes he'd have trouble returning to day-to-day rpting.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Walters, Barbara

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.