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Tower / Appointment / Senate #120757

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) President Bush's planned meeting with Japanese Emperor Akihito and his upcoming visit to Beijing, China, People's Republic reported

(Tokyo, Japan: Brit Hume) Bush's continued support for Secretary of Defense- designate John Tower, whose nomination to Defense Department post is now uncertain, reported; scenes shown of Bush in Japan. [BUSH - says he stands strongly with Tower; refuses to challenge Senator Sam Nunn's motives.] Questions of FBI report and possibility of Tower's withdrawal mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Developing partisan nature of Senate vote on Tower's nom. reported [Representative Robert DOLE - praises Tower.] [NUNN - discusses partisanship issue.] ABC News projections on Senate vote outlined on screen. [DOLE - talks about Democrats who might vote for Tower.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Tower's appearance on "This Wk." on Sunday noted.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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