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(Studio) Carter meets with cabinet today; there's hint some campaign promises may be more difficult to keep than others.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Saint Simons Island, Georgia) [CARTER - says jobs program is 1st priority; tax cut likely prospect, but won't commit self.] Carter tells cabinet campaign commitments must be kept. [CARTER - says own honor is at stake in commitments.] Carter says Mondale will be top staff assistant with office in White House; also says there'll be better law enforcement. Attorney General-designate Griffin Bell tells reporters this will be particularly of benefit to consumers. [BELL - says he opposes price-fixing.] HEW Secretary-designate Joseph Califano says Department of Health, Education and Welfare reforms may have to wait for improved economy and Defense Secretary-designate Harold Brown says defense budgets will go up not down. [BROWN - says budget won't be cut $5-7 billion but savings of amount might be there.] Keeping commitments may be easier said than done for Carter.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Carter and cabinet members will appear on "Good Morning America" show Wednesday morning.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Reasoner, Harry;
- Walters, Barbara
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