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Tower / Appointment #325614

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1989
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(Studio: Faith Daniels) Contd. support for Secretary of Defense John Tower from President Bush noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Mark Phillips) Contd. focusing of attention on unconfirmed nomination of Tower for Defense Department post reported; details given of FBI questioning of State Department official Berne Indahl about Tower's personal conduct in Geneva, Switzerland; scenes shown. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says Bush has every confidence in Tower.] Bush's meeting with Britain's Prince Charles shown; Bush's planned departure for Japan mentioned. [On "Face the Nation", Senator Robert DOLE - says let's get on with vote.] Democrats' concern about Tower's weakness for women and drink noted. [On "Face the Nation", Senator George MITCHELL - discusses issue of judgement.]

Daniels, Faith;
Phillips, Mark

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