NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 28, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →
(Studio) Report on Jimmy Carter's staff.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Georgia) [Campaign manager Hamilton JORDAN - says people laughed at Carter staff in early phase of campaign.] [CARTER - tells what he'll do as President] Carter is demanding, stubborn, impatient, caustic and intolerant of mistakes. All of his top aides have been with Carter for years Jordan described; he's been with Carter for 10 years Advertising executive, Jerry Rafshoon, has been involved with all Carter campaigns since 1966 as advertising director and adviser. [RAFSHOON - believes Carter is man of competence and integrity. Notes his relations with Carter.] Press secretary Jody Powell is also confidant of Carter. He was expelled from Air Force Academy for cheating on exam. Powell is protective of Carter; began working with Carter in 1969. [POWELL - notes the challenge of involvement with Carter campaign.] [JORDAN - cites his satisfaction with campaign.] [POWELL - comments on his satisfaction.] [JORDAN - says won't plan to be in Washington, DC but for couple of years] [POWELL - says would probably do whatever job Carter asked him to.] [JORDAN - says opportunity would be too much to turn down.] Carter backed by practical and pragmatic men.
REPORTER: Don Oliver