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Segment 3 (Manager Jimmy Carter) #491553

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 29, 1977
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(Studio) Second of 2-part report with regard to how President Carter and staff manage government
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter and staff's failure to invite Congman. from south Bronx area of New York City along on President's tour there in October cited as example of loose organization of Carter staff which has created strained Congress-White House relations [White House congress liaison Frank MOORE - didn't know of south Bronx trip and Congman. would have been invited if he had. Thinks mistake has been corrected and won't happen again.] Criticism from Congress over other such actions from Carter staff cited. [Hamilton JORDAN - thinks it's fashion in Congress to blame White House; is philosophical about it.] [Jody POWELL - notes discussion of question of effect of White House-Congress relations on country in midst of possible wars in Mideast and South Africa and energy crisis in US.] Joint US-USSR statement with regard to Mideast and reaction of Jews recalled. [JORDAN - says if he'd known about statement beforehand, it wouldn't have been changed, but he could have consulted with Congress and various groups in US with regard to reasons for it. Says it was mistake made by staff.] [POWELL - doubts 3 mos. of consultation would have affected response to statement.] [MOORE - thinks it happened because of lack of coordination between foreign and domestic policy; steps taken to correct it.] [National security adviser Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - thinks it's example of how planning could have been better. Talks about learning process in job and intertwining of domes-tic and foreign policy.] [Domestic affairs staffer Stuart EIZENSTAT - thinks one learns difficulty of solving problems longer one is here.] [JORDAN - says it's tough city.] Carter and staff's insistence on keeping informality, developed in campaign, noted. [Vice President MONDALE - details reasons for decision to keep administration open.] [JORDAN - says problems don't stem from things critics cite, but from fact that White House is trying to do difficult things.]

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John

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