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General Services Administration Head Resignation/ Carter Activities #47243

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 11, 1977
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(Studio) Head of GSA, Jack Eckerd, resigns. Mtg. between Eckerd and President Jimmy Carter to select number 2 man for GSA. Carter wanted Robert Griffin; Eckerd thought he had choice and resigned consequently.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Carter's morning spent dealing with national affairs: he told Panama Canal negotiators he hopes Panamanians are ready to resolve the issue; he told representative of organizations interested in Vietnam MIA's he intends to send a delegation to Hanoi; and White House releases text of trust agreement designed to prevent Carter from benefitting financially from president decisions. Details of agreement cited. Billy Carter has 1st option to buy land. Trustee of agreement is Charles Kirbo, Atlanta lawyer and president's senior political adviser. Press Secretary Jody Powell's statement cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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