CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1988
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NOTE: VIDEO QUALITY OF TAPE POOR FROM 5:30:00-5:33:00 (DC: Lesley Stahl) President-elect George Bush reported selecting ex-Senator John Tower as his administration's defense secretary [BUSH - praises Tower.] [TOWER - comments on rumors with regard to his personal life.] Tower noted promoting defense spending while he was chairperson of Senator Armed Services Committee [Senator John WARNER - comments on Tower.]
(DC: David Martin) Defense budget cuts discussed. [TOWER - comments on situation.] Cost of Stealth bomber noted. [Air Force Secretary Edward ALDRIDGE - defends Stealth program.] Defense budget growth projections graphed. [Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - comments.] Impact of budget cuts upon quality of defense discussed. [Defense consultant Jacques GANZLER - comments on defense cuts.] Armed forces in Persian Gulf and Europe discussed. [CARLUCCI - comments on situation.] USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev recalled promising to reduce forces in Europe. [GANZLER, For. Policy Institution spokesperson Barry BLECHMAN - explain problems facing Tower.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) [During pre-recorded interview, TOWER - comments on his role as defense consultant; Gorbachev's unilateral defense cuts in Europe.]
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