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Carter / Economy / Secretary State / OMB Director #41492

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 03, 1976
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(Studio) Carter has news conference today; discusses economy and announces 2 top-level appts.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Plains, Georgia) [CARTER - announces Vance as Secretary of State and Lance as Budget Office director] Vance declines answering questions with regard to United States foreign policy; other comments noted. [VANCE - says guiding principle in dealing with other ntns. must be concern for human rights.] Lance says he'll help federal government reorg. but won't do it in ruthless way. [LANCE - says OMB shouldn't be feared, though it will be run in business-like manner.] Carter says he'll try to stimulate economy, but doesn't say how; repeats opposition to steel price increase, but says won't ask for wage and price control authority. Carter says other appts. may be announced next week
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Reaction to Vance appointed from Republican Senators on For. Relations Committee, British diplomat and Secretary of State Kissinger noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Vance's career in government and private life with regard to foreign relations noted. Under Lyndon B. Johnson's administration activities include mediating in 1967 Detroit riots, in conflict between Greeks and Turks on Cyprus in 1967. Last government task was deputy to Averell Harriman at 1968 Paris talks with North Vietnam. Vance has visited USSR nearly every year as civilian and toured China (PR) last yr.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Lance one of 1st called in by Carter for consultation on cabinet posts.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Plains, Georgia) Background report on Atlanta banker Bert Lance. Carter still owes money to Lance's bank; both say there's no conflict of interest. [LANCE - says when loans made few thought Carter would be next President] Lance calls self and Carter fiscal conservatives.
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Reporter(s):
Compton, Ann;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry;
Scali, John;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:06:50

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