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Ambassador Appointments #638036

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 2001
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The appointment of former Bristol-Myers CEO Charles Heimbold as the new ambassador to Sweden reported.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) Claims that President Bush and other presidents have given ambassadorships to high-dollar campaign donors reported; examples of ambassadors who gave big money cited. [April 11, BUSH - praises United States ambassador to China Joseph Prueher.] [Center for Responsive Politics Larry NOBLE - says money and friendship plays a role.] [American Foreign Service Association John NALAND - says ambassadors should know the language of their chosen country.]

Reporter(s):
Mitchell, Andrea;
Williams, Brian
Duration:
00:02:30

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