NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 29, 2000
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) The nomination of four more cabinet members reported: Governor Tommy Thompson (Health and Human Services Secretary), Rod Paige (Education Secretary), Gail Norton (Interior Secretary) and Anthony Principi (Veterans Affairs); details given of opposition to Thompson and Norton. [THOMPSON - says he is pro-life.] [National Abortion Rights Action League Elizabeth CAVENDISH - criticizes the nominations of Thompson and Senator John Ashcroft.] [Interior Secretary designate Gale NORTON - talks about oil exploration in Alaska.] [The Wilderness Society William MEADOWS - criticizes Norton.] [The Heritage Foundation Alvin FELZENBERG - talks about President Clinton's transition.]