CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Embattled Defense Secretary-designate John Tower reported meeting with Vice President Dan Quayle and Senator Robert Dole with regard to his failure to obtain Senator Armed Services Committee's approval. Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Lesley Stahl) President Bush reported attending Emperor Hirohito's funeral during Committee's vote with regard to Tower. [BUSH - defends Tower.] Bush's themes of ethics and bipartisanship discussed. [BUSH - comments on Senator Sam Nunn.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - comments on situation.] Democrats reported urging Tower to withdraw his name from consideration.
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