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Reagan / Cabinet #508446

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 22, 1980
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(Studio) 4 more Reagan cabinet appts. reported Woman, black incld.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Jeane Kirkpatrick apptd. as United Nations ambassador [KIRKPATRICK - comments.] Southerner Senator Strom Thurmond presence at James Edwards (Secretary Energy) press conference noted. James Watt, involved with Nixon and Ford admins., named Secretary Interior. Sam. Pierce, a black conservative, said named Secretary HUD. [PIERCE - comments.) Controversy surrounding Watt and Edwards noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Edwards profiled. Edwards said dentist, pro-nuclear and no experience with energy issues. Reagan promise to eliminate Energy Department recalled. [EDWARDS - speaks of streamlining department) Details of dismantling department given. Oil industry said to get more incentives to produce.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(DC) James Watt profiled; said heading conservative legal foundation, dedicated to fighting government regulations. Watt said favoring approach of developing resources and protecting them. [WATT - advocates multiple use of resources.] Conservationists said upset. [Wilderness Society William TURNAGE - will fight appointment.) Nom. thought to be approved.

(DC) Raymond Donovan, nomination for Labor Secretary and Alexander Haig, for Secretary State, discussed. Haig said to work and talk like military man. His characteristic expressions noted. Ceo. Marshall said Haig image. [HAIG - speaks of military experience.) Re: Watergate, [HAIG - speaks of his exoneration.] Joseph Califano role noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Haig discussed. FBI connection noted. Richard Nixon shown. Tape transcripts recalled. J. Fred Buzhardt recalled. Transcripts presented on screen. Haig alleged involvement noted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) John Block said to be named Secretary Agriculture Secretary Educ. said unsure.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Mudd, Roger;
Pell, Gene;
Stern, Carl

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