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Carter / Blumenthal #486585

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 13, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter will name 2 cabinet appointees Tuesday
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Speculation is that Treasury Secretary will be West Michael Blumenthal, who was born in Berlin, Germany, spent World War II with Jewish refugee parents in Shanghai, China, under Japanese occupation, went to University of California, was Phi Beta Kappa, got economy doctorate at Princeton, was trade negotiator for President Kennedy and is now chairperson of Bendix Corporation
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Background of Blumenthal's time with Bendix noted. He was on committee helping open relations with China (PR) by sending ping-pong team there. Will be different from present Treasury Secretary William Simon.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Of 6 most mentioned for Defense and Treasury Secys., 5 have doctorate degrees.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.

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