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President Transition #63048

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan reported ending California vacation in anticipation of president transition.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Los Angeles, California) Nancy Reagan's greeting of press secretary Lyn Nofziger noted; films shown. Crux of Reagan's remarks outlined. [REAGAN - comments on ranch, vacation.] Transition director Edwin Meese reported officially designated as counselor to President, a cabinet position which will also make him member of national security cncl.; James Baker, also member of sec. cncl, reported made Reagan's chief of staff. Details given. [REAGAN and NOFZIGER - reject questions about economy] Efforts by Reagan's staff to develop economy program and next week's meeting between President Carter and President-elect Reagan noted.
REPORTER: Susan King

(DC) Consideration of Richard Schweiker, William Simon, David Stockman for cabinet posts and Reagan's use of advisers such as Justin Dart and Holmes Tuttle to help with cabinet appts. examined; films shown. William French Smith and Paul Laxalt mentioned. Possible slowdown in search for Republican appointees due to Republican control of Senator considered.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(DC) Reagan's campaign chief reported under consideration as successor to CIA dir. Stansfield Turner; details given.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Efforts by European leaders to ascertain foreign policy of a Reagan admin. noted include United States visit by West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) United States delegation in Moscow, USSR , include William Scranton, General Brent Scowcroft and Helmut Sonnefeldt, said closely questioned about Reagan administration; details given, films shown. [SONNEFELDT - comments on SALT II, Soviet reaction to United States election] USSR said waiting for alternative US proposals to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II before voicing their own; their alleged approach to Reagan administration outlined.
REPORTER: Anne Garrels

Garrels, Anne;
Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
King, Susan;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John

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