ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(DC) Ronald Reagan's presentation of 1st cabinet nominees featured; films shown. Backgrounds of cabinet appointees Don. Regan, Caspar Weinberger, William French Smith, Malcolm Baldrige, Richard Schweiker, Drew Lewis, David Stockman, and William Casey outlined; photos shown. [REAGAN, SCHWEIKER, WEINBERGER - comment.] [Reporter Susan KING - asks about Reagan's lack of female nominees.] [SMITH - responds.] Reagan's meeting with black leaders and further cabinet announcements in near future noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Capitol Hill reaction to nominees examined. [Senators Alan CRANSTON, Richard LUGAR - comment.] Alexander Haig's expected choice as Secretary of State said the current controversial issue; Haig's role in Richard Nixon admin. recalled. [Senators Howard BAKER, Joseph BIDEN - comment on Haig and Watergate.] Pol. price of Reagan getting Senator approval of Haig noted resurrecting Nixon's Watergate and Cambodia actions.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin
(Studio) Rumor that Nixon is being considered as ambassador to China (PR) and Henry Kissinger for ambassador to Great Britain discussed; Kissinger quoted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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