ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 11, 1985
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(Studio) Chief of staff Don. Regan's changes in White House staff described.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Santa Barbara, California) White House staff structure and power implications examined. [REGAN - explains his relationship to President Reagan.] [In past, REGAN - advises President to hurry up, not to answer question, directs staff.] His leadership style contrasted with that of predecessor James Baker. [REGAN - describes his style.] Patrick Buchanan's role and style discussed. [Courtesy "Crossfire", BUCHANAN - calls "Washington Post" names.] Buchanan's effect on current administration- Congress battle over funding of Nicaraguan guerrillas mentioned. National security adviser Robert McFarlane, protege of Henry Kissinger, examined. [McFARLANE - discusses nuclear issues; declines comment on Andrei Gromyko's assessment of Mikhail Gorbachev.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' career with Reagan administration reviewed. [SPEAKES - jokes with press.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
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