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Republican Reorganization #461634

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 28, 1972
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(Studio) Elliot Richardson, secretary HEW, will be next Secretary Defense Replaces Melvin Laird. Caspar Weinberger, director of Office of Management and Budget, will be next Secretary HEW. Roy Ash, millionaire owner of Litton Industries, will replace Weinberger.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ash founded Litton Industries and made into giant conglomerate. Will take pay cut of $152,000/yr. and sell stocks worth $3 million to avoid conflict of interest. Ash was big contributor to Nixon campaign. [ASH - objective is to get money's worth in department.] Caspar Weinberger, Harvard lawyer and student of 18th century British politics, was a state finance director and Republican leader in California. As chairperson Federal Trade Cmsn., was tough defender of consumers' rights. As budget chief he was tightfisted. [WEINBERGER - problems can't necessarily be solved just with money.] Richardson, a Boston, Massachusetts, aristocrat, was attorney gem. of Massachusetts, then undersecretary state. [RICHARDSON - the job is an offer he was not able to refuse.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Camp David, MD) Men chosen are good administrators. No new faces in cabinet, just reshuffle.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Rumor is that Secretary of State Rogers will remain.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron;
Valeriani, Richard

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