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Regan-Baker / Job Switch #540100

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 1985
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(NYC) Report introduced
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Treasury Secretary Don. Regan and White House chief of staff James Baker reported exchanging job positions. [President REAGAN - announces job switch.] Outgoing aide Michael Deaver's apparent role in informing Reagan, yesterday, of Regan-Baker plan noted. Regan's background summarized. [1984, REGAN - tells Congress to do what they please with his economy report] Basis of criticism of Regan-Reagan relationship explained. [Senator Robert DOLE - jokes about Regan's ability to handle chief of staff slot.] Baker's political strength and economy weakness cited. [Banker Peter PETERSON - praises Baker.] Admin. officials' support for job change listed on screen. [Heritage Fndn. spokesperson Edwin FEULNER - supports Baker's removal from White House, replacement by Regan.] Edwin Meese's departure mentioned.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Reporter(s):
Utley, Garrick;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:02:50

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