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Clinton / Cabinet Nominations #610670

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Clinton's cabinet selection of US ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright as the first female Secretary of State and retiring Republican Senator William Cohen as Secretary of Defense and National Security Adviser Anthony Lake as director of the CIA announced.

(White House: Gwen Ifill) The foreign policy challenges facing Albright analyzed; scenes shown from the Middle East, Russia, Bosnia and China. [CLINTON - comments on the appointment of Albright.] [ALBRIGHT - says Fidel Castro's shooting down of an American plane showed not cojones but cowardice; speaks at the White House today.] [Senator John McCAIN - approves of Albright.] [Representative Pat SCHROEDER - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Albright's and Cohen's backgrounds profiled; details given of her immigrant status, political experience, and her views on foreign policy. [ALBRIGHT - talks about her life.] Other vacancies and cabinet openings listed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Ifill, Gwen

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