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Baker / Resignation #321707

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 14, 1988
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) White House chief of staff Howard Baker reported resigning. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Baker noted credited with rescuing Reagan administration during Iran/Contra scandal chaos. [REAGAN - praises Baker.] Speculation noted with regard to Baker as vice presidential candidate Baker's wife noted ill. Baker reported replaced by deputy Ken. Duberstein; latter's vita shown on screen. [Senators Robert DOLE, Robert BYRD and Dan. MOYNIHAN - praise Baker.] [BAKER - comments on beginning of tenure.] Don. Regan's departure recalled. White House aides quoted. [On "One on One", in October 1987, BAKER - says will stay until administration ends.] Baker's resignation letter quoted on screen. [BAKER - says going home to Tennessee.] Baker quoted.

Kuralt, Charles;
Plante, Bill

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