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NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's departure for New York City noted. [REAGAN - comments on cabinet selection, Ethics in Govt. Act.] Contradictory statement from his headquarters here noted; Anne Armstrong, John Connally, Alexander Haig, Clifford Hansen, Henry Jackson, William Simon, George Shultz, John Tower, Walter Wriston noted among those either withdrawing from consideration or rejected. Senator Howard Baker mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) House reported electing Robert Michel, Trent Lott and Jack Kemp as new Republican leaders; details given, films shown. Michel noted defeating Guy Vander Jagt. [MICHEL - address House Republicans] House Democrats noted reelecting Thomas O'Neill and James Wright as speaker and majority leader, respectively. Thomas Foley mentioned as new majority whip. Michel's courtesy call on O'Neill discussed.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Reagan inaugural parade committee noted' confronting reality of time and mil. factors; details given, Calvin Coolidge mentioned. John F Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter's inaugural ceremonies recalled, shown.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Simpson, Carole

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