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Carter / Interviews / Def. Post #41295

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1976
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(Studio) In Plains, Georgia, Carter conts. interviews, but makes no announcements. It's speculated he'll name Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus to Interior Secretary post on Saturday Controversy strong with regard to Defense Secretary
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Front-runner believed to be Cal Tech president Harold Brown, who was Air Force Secretary under Lyndon Johnson. Opposition to Brown comes from AFL-CIO president George Meany and hawks in Congress; Rowland Evans, Junior and Robert Novack's column's writings with regard to Brown's actions with regard to Vietnam war and USSR noted. These 2 forces favor James Schlesinger, who's opposed by congress liberals and is also considered by USSR as leading opponent of detente. Effect of defense post on national security cluster noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Walters, Barbara

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