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President Transition #63088

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1980
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan reported in Washington, DC for pre-Inauguration planning and meeting with President Carter.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Reagan's departure from California for Washington, DC featured. [REAGAN - comments on upcoming role as President] His reiteration of pledge to cut federal budget noted. [REAGAN - tells wife when to wave.] Plane said a United States Air Force jet provided by Carter; Reagan's arrival in Washington, DC and his plans for stay outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) George Bush's remarks at Republican govs. conference here quoted. [BUSH - addresses conf.] Presence of Reagan chief of staff James Baker and Reagan's later telephone call to govs. noted; details given.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr

(DC) Hypothetical situation examined with regard to chairperson of Senator Armed Services Committee should current chairperson Senator John Tower or Senator Henry Jackson be named Reagan's Defense Secretary [TOWER - comments.] Senators Barry Goldwater, Strom Thurmond, John Warner, Texas Governor William Clements, Anne Armstrong, WA Governor Dixy Lee Ray, John Spellman include in report Complexity of situation noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank;
Sherr, Lynn
Duration:
00:05:10

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