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President Transition / Cabinet #508379

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to president transition introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Cabinet selection problems outlined. Controversy over General Alexander Haig as Secretary of State noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Haig's day in Washington, DC meeting with Senator Paul Laxalt, Senator Charles Percy, Senator Howard Baker and unknown others with regard to preparation for his confirmation hearings described. [HAIG - responds with regard to hearings.] [BAKER - responds with regard to hearings.] Haig said meeting Washington, DC press corporation Monday and staying in Watergate Hotel over wkend.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(DC) Yesterday's events in Ronald Reagan's cabinet selection reconstructed chronologically. The names and cabinet posts in question are: Philip Sanchez and Jewel Lafontant (Secretary HUD), Jeane Kirkpatrick (UN Ambassador), Thomas Sowell and Marva Collins (Secretary Educ.), Richard Lyng and John Block (Secretary of Agriculture), Jas Watt (Secretary Interior). Sources include: Reagan press secretary Jim Brady and "New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Star" newspapers.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Pettit, Tom

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