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Senate Hearings / Tower / Defense Department #120827

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Continue investigation into personal life of Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower by Senator Armed Services Committee reported; scenes shown. [Senator William COHEN - says he is satisfied Tower will be confirmed.] FBI reported interviewing lobbyist for religion right Paul Weyrich; details given of report from Air Force colonel about Tower's alleged womanizing in past.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Effect of Tower's long battle for confirmation on morale in Pentagon reported; details given of roles of Defense Secretary, Secretary of State James Baker &ntl. security advisor Brent Scowcroft in administration policy debates. Lame duck secretary in Pentagon William Taft mentioned. [Ex-assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence KORB - says Pentagon is basically drifting.] Critical military questions of budget and "Star Wars" noted. Editorial in defense trade publisher "Defense News" reported will call for Tower to withdraw name.

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim;
Zelnick, Bob

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