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Commentary (Nixon Cabinet) #878

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1968
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(Studio) Nixon Cabinet meets with approval. Bill Moyers introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Analyzes Cabinet. George Romney only one with national reputation. Absence of liberal, Eastern, For. Pol. estab. noted. William P. Rogers cited. Melvin Laird appointment considered, especially with regard to Vietnam war. Laird role in Barry Goldwater 1964 race recalled. No ties exist to young, poor and black. 43% vote for Nixon, 57% vote against him noted.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

(Studio) William F. Buckley, Junior, introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Analyzes Cabinet: competent, have already made it big. Melvin Laird, George Romney considered, also John Mitchell with regard to J. Edgar Hoover. Absence of politicians noted, especially Nelson Rockefeller. Cabinet characterized as moderate, with conservative slant.
REPORTER: William F. Buckley, Junior

Buckley,, William F.;
Moyers, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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