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Bush / Transition / National Security Advr. / Defense Department #113057

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Announcement by President-elect George Bush of selection of Brent Scowcroft as national security advisor reported; details given of his political career under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. [BUSH - talks about Scowcroft.] Scowcroft's participation on panel that investigated NSC's role in Iran/Contra scandal and his position on USSR relations and SDI/Star Wars outlined. [SCOWCROFT - expresses comfort in working with Secretary of State-designate James Baker.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Issue of possible selection of John Tower as Secretary of Defense featured; details given of problems in choosing Tower. [Ex-assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence KORB - discusses problems.] Press accts. about Tower's personal life reviewed. Alternative selection, Martin Marietta executive Norman Augustine, noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim;
Zelnick, Bob

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