NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 09, 1974
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(Studio) Ford met with Kissinger, foreign ambs. and economy advisers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Ford asks econs. to prepare lists of possible actions re: inflation. Treasury Secretary William Simon and other economy advisers asked to stay on. Budget Director, Roy Ash, may leave sooner than January Ken. Rush's fate in doubt. Econs. feel lifting of Watergate cloud may strengthen public confidence in government, reducing inflation. Ford can give economy problems time they need.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
(DC) Ford and Kissinger assure 57 diplomats there'll be no basic change in for. policy. No. 2 Soviet filled in for Ambassador Dobrynin and met with Ford. Japan ambassador invited in alone, as were China, Israel, and South Vietnam ambs. Ford tells Arab representatives he'll leave policy to Kissinger.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani