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Newsmaker Interview / Nessen / Powell #40949

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 23, 1976
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(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

Reporter(s):
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:04:30

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