Nightly News   |  February 04, 2013

Kerry: ‘I have big heels to fill’

Speaking Monday, incoming Secretary of State John Kerry asked, jokingly, “Can a man actually run the State Department?” NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> it was a busy first day on the job for the new secretary of state, john kerry . and it started with a rousing welcome from hundreds of employees at the state department , and a nod to his predecessors.

>> here's the big question before the country and the world and the state department after the last eight years. can a man actually run the state department ? i don't know. as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill.

>> john kerry , referencing hillary clinton and condoleezza rice . before that, colin powell had the job. kerry is the first white man to hold the job of secretary of state since warren christopher 16 years ago.