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Vice President Replacement / Congress / President #467187

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1973
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(Studio) Speculation with regard to next Vice President spreads over DC; meanwhile, House Speaker Carl Albert next in line to President
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) Secret Service men follow Albert now. [ALBERT - says circumstances overwhelm him. Thankful present position only temporary.] Republican House and Senator members suggest recommendations for Vice President job. [President GOP caucus John ANDERSON - states President alone has authority to make choice.] Senate leaders discuss possibilities for approving President' nomination [Senator Birch BAYH - warns of unfavorable Congress action if President makes purely political choice.] John Connally regarded as unacceptable nomination by many Congmen. Other possibilities include Chief Justice Warren Burger, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ambassador Don Rumsfeld and former Secretary of State William Rogers.

(White House) President makes no mention of major decision before him as daily duties increase with Vice President relief. President attends departure ceremony for Africa's Ivory Coast leader President flies to Camp David to make final decision; close assocs. outline President' requirement for Vice President replacement
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul

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