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Carter / Appointments #486631

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 1976
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(Studio) Jimmy Carter names 3 new top staff members today. Georgia Representative Andrew Young to be United Nations ambassador; Brookings Institution member and former LBJ budget director Charles Schultze will be head of Council of Econ. Advisers; National Security Adviser will be Zbigniew Brzezinski, native of Warsaw, Poland, professor at Harvard University and Columbia University; to have Henry Kissinger's old job. Carter won't meet goal of naming rest of cabinet before Christmas.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Plains, Georgia) Comments of Young with regard to United Nations ambassador post noted. [YOUNG - cites relationship between domestic and foreign policy and United Nations post's place in it.] Schultze stresses seriousness of economy situation. [SCHULTZE - says it's most important issue next to keeping peace.] Brzezinski's comments on detente with USSR , especially with regard to strategic nuclear weapons, noted. [BRZEZINSKI - says Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreement was important step forward; cites feelings with regard to Vladivostok Agree- ment; says United States should move towards Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II and cites policies with regard to it.] Carter is asked with regard to congress committee 's report re: MIA's; has said full account needed before allowing Vietnam to enter UN, but now suggests he might modify position. [CARTER - says if he's convinced of accuracy of report, he'll proceed to normalize relations with Vietnam.] Carter denies there's pressure with regard to cabinet members from labor and other groups. Difficulty in finding women and blacks noted.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Later Carter meets with members of congress black caucus.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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