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Bush / Transition / Chief of Staff #112939

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Announcement of President-elect George Bush's selection of Governor John Sununu as White House chief of staff reported; scenes shown. [SUNUNU - explains refusal to denounce United Nations resolution critical of Israel.] [Jewish leader Hyman BOOKBINDER - discusses appropriateness of Sununu's selection.] Bush aide Craig Fuller's reaction noted. [Bush spokesperson Lee ATWATER - says Fuller has decided to go to private sector.] Bush noted choosing Atwater as next chairperson of Republican party Bush's day reviewed; mtgs. with Britain's Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and ex-Senator John Tower noted. Sununu's background reviewed; New Hampshire campaign button shown. [SUNUNU - says he's a "pussycat."]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Barry Serafin) Role of chief of staff reviewed; historical scenes shown of previous chiefs of staff, Sherman Adams (under President Dwight Eisenhower) and H.R. Haldeman (under President Richard Nixon). [President Gerald Ford's chief of staff, Representative Dick CHENEY - discusses job.] Chiefs of staff for presidents Jimmy Carter (Hamilton Jordan) and Ronald Reagan (triumvirate of James Baker, Michael Deaver and Edwin Meese and later Don. Regan and Howard Baker) recalled; scenes shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry;
Wooten, Jim

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