NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 14, 1976
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(Studio) Carter announces new cabinet choices at Atlanta press conference
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Atlanta, Georgia) [CARTER - intros. Blumenthal and Adams as Secys. of Treasury and Trans. respectively. Notes Adams' background; was Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Washington and graduate of Harvard University law school, has served on House cmtes. of science and technology, budget, and interstate and foreign commerce.] Econ. dominates rest of news conference [CARTER - says economy worse than thought 6 mos. ago. He, Bert Lance, Blumenthal and economy advisers will decide course of action.] Carter says jobs are 1st priority and has decided re: expenditures for that or on tax cut. [CARTER - says he'll keep promise of balanced budget in 4 years and will be careful with regard to spending programs with this in mind.] Carter says he wants to meet with all cabinet appointees between Christmas and New Year's with regard to economy and budget.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff