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Shake-Up / Schlesinger / Rumsfeld / Graham #480619

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1975
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(Studio) Pols. and bureaucrats try to determine effects of political shake-up.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford campaign committee makes calls to key people. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller's withdrawal considered plus. Spokesperson says Defense Secretary James Schlesinger's firing clumsy, but will be forgotten by primaries. Schlesinger leaves office this week, taking accumulated vacation time. White House chief of staff Don. Rumsfeld's thoughts on defense policy unknown. SALT representative couldn't recall significant contribution by Rumsfeld. Critics of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger say Rumsfeld will be effective check on Kissinger's power. They'll share access to President Rumsfeld known for skill at political in-fighting. Kissinger admirer says Kissinger will have accomplished his goals by time Rumsfeld takes over defense
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Lieutenant General Dan. Graham, head of defense intelligence, quits due to his loyalty to Schlesinger and CIA Director William Colby.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John

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