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Special (Carter Cabinet / Veterans Administration Hospital Patients) #486817

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 28, 1976
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(Studio) Cabinet featured.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Plains, Georgia) [CARTER - on May 1, `76 says outsiders should be given chance in government] Carter talk as candidate contrasted with cabinet choices since elected. [CARTER - on July 16, `76, scores economy and political elite.] New faces noted, along with old. As new faces, Juanita Kreps and Ray Marshall noted. For most posts Carter chose people experienced in other admins. Cyrus Vance, James Schlesinger, Charles Schultze, Joseph Califano cited. Relative scarcity of blacks noted. Carter sought a compatible staff. [SCHLESINGER - speaks of energy policy.] [BROWN - speaks of necessity of strong military.] [Trans. Secretary-designate Brock ADAMS - speaks of transportation reform.] [CARTER - on October 14, `76, speaks of finding compassionate and confident people.] Team players chosen, not individuals, such as Henry Kissinger, Earl Butz, Bella Abzug. Griffin Bell choice for Attorney General reassures Southerners, though blacks critical. Bert Lance choice also noted. Big labor leaders did not get choice for Secretary Labor. Various alternative choices noted. Andrew Young apptment. noted. Kreps and Pat Harris noted as female apptments. Various campaign promises recalled. Cabinet choices designed to displease as few as possible.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Anchor wishes cabinet luck and extends greetings to Veterans Administration hospital veterans. noting United States society's indebtedness to them.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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