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Bell Resignation / Second Term Changes #88040

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1984
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(Studio) Educ. Secretary Terrel Bell reported resigning.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Santa Barbara, California) Ronald Reagan's campaign promise to abolish Educ. Department, its continued existence and Bell's decision to resign examined. Probability that Secys. Caspar Weinberger, George Shultz and Don. Regan will remain for President's second term noted. Possible changes in Labor Department due to Secretary Raymond Donovan's criminal indictment, United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick's dissatisfaction with job and prospects of replacing national security adviser Robert McFarlane, push to remove CIA director William Casey, US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Sam. Pierce's alleged unhappiness in post discussed. [Chief of staff James BAKER - denies Pierce is leaving.] Philosophical composition of administration said remaining the same; details given.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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