NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 28, 1977
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(Studio) 1st of 2 reports on President Carter's management abilities since coming to White House; congress criticism of his management noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Details with regard to accessibility of Carter to closest advisers, Brzezinski, Powell, Jordan and Frank Moore, given; importance of their knowing what each is doing cited. 4 must also know activities of others who report only to President [Public liaison Midge COSTANZA - says immediate boss is President] [Inter-government affairs staffer Jack WATSON, Junior - says President is immediate boss.] [Cnsl. Robert LIPSHUTZ - says boss is President] [Domestic affairs staffer Stuart EIZENSTAT - says President is immediate boss.] Jobs of Rick Hutcheson and Tim Kraft described. [Vice President MONDALE - says Carter is traffic cop who controls flow of papers and people into President's office.] Degree of responsibility staff has on own detailed. [JORDAN - notes President doesn't spend much time giving instructions to them; says it's sense of responsibility of each] [MOORE - says those who have worked together usually end up coordinating.] [Vice President MONDALE - feels demo. has to be somewhat loose so all ideas come in. ] Congress criticism described. [MOORE - says it can't be perfect all time because too much goes on.]
REPORTER: John Hart
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